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View Poll Results: 2nd best
Detroit 78 15.69%
Indianapolis 22 4.43%
Cleveland 39 7.85%
Twin Cities 211 42.45%
Columbus 9 1.81%
Cincinnati 49 9.86%
St. Louis 50 10.06%
Kansas City 39 7.85%
Voters: 497. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-02-2012, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Originally Posted by Maintainschaos View Post
No...Indy is growing quickly but it is neither the fastest growing city nor metro in the Midwest.
ok ill let Msamhunter come here and say it for the 1000th time.
He has sited sources before that are reliable and plus i have seen it MANY times in articles throughout the years im just not going to argue about it.

 
Old 08-02-2012, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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That's insane. I'm even from Fort Wayne and think that's insane. I mean really? Really? I like Indy's skyline better than Columbus' and, by the way, Chase tower is the tallest building in the Midwest outside of Cleveland and Chicago.
How tall is Chase Tower?
 
Old 08-02-2012, 07:42 AM
 
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No...Indy is growing quickly but it is neither the fastest growing city nor metro in the Midwest.
Indianapolis grew 15.16% census to census followed by CBus at 13% census to census. The next 10 years may be a different story but as of now, it grew the fastest. Just as Indiana was the fastest growing state in the MW census to census.
 
Old 08-02-2012, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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There is only one city on this list that an average person on the street in LA or Toronto or Biloxi would recognize, and it ain't Minneapolis or Cincinnati!


I would never be one to argue that Minneapolis' skyline is very recognizable -- in fact, I believe it's quite the opposite (for its size)! The only recognizable feature of its skyline is sometimes when Lake Harriet or Lake Calhoun is in the foreground of the skyline....THEN people seem to know what city they're looking at.

The Arch has to be EASILY the top 10 most recognizable U.S. symbols in the country or the world!
 
Old 08-02-2012, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Population of Indianapolis is 830,000 in the city.
Metro area is 1,785,000 people and growing fast.
Indy is still the fastest growing city/metro in the midwest and is right below Minneapolis is strongest job growth.
I'm pretty sure the fastest growing "metro" in the Midwest is Souix Falls, Des Moines, or Rochester (MN). Indy, Columbus, KC and the Twin Cities are all growing between 1% and 1.5% per year, currently.
 
Old 08-02-2012, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Indianapolis grew 15.16% census to census followed by CBus at 13% census to census. The next 10 years may be a different story but as of now, it grew the fastest. Just as Indiana was the fastest growing state in the MW census to census.
2010-2011 the "big 3 or 4" all grew pretty close to the same rate of growth. If I can find the (City-Data) link I'll post it.

*Edit: Here's the list:

% growth (2010-2011):
1. Fayetteville-Springsdale-Rogers, AR/MO -- 1.73% to 473,830
2. Des Moines, IA -- 1.45% to 580,255
3. Columbia, MO -- 1.45% to 175,831
4. Sioux Falls, SD -- 1.44% to 232,433
5. Bismarck, ND -- 1.44% to 110,879


Biggest Metros (over 1 million ppl):
1. Indianapolis-Carmel, IN -- 1.01% to 1,778,568
2. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN/WI -- 0.99% to 3,318,486
3. Columbus, OH -- 0.97% to 1,858,464
4. Louisville-Jefferson Cnty., KY/IN -- 0.70% to 1,294,849
5. Kansas City, MO/KS -- 0.63% to 2,052,676


If you included Micropolitan Areas I believe Williston, ND is growing at about 8.0% per year!!!

Source: http://www.census.gov/popest/data/me...011/index.html

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Old 08-02-2012, 08:00 AM
 
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2010-2011 the "big 3 or 4" all grew pretty close to the same rate of growth. If I can find the (City-Data) link I'll post it.
2010-2011 may or may not be the case. Population estimations are generally wrong which is why you have a census (which tend to be wrong as it tends to leave out the homeless and census workers voluntarily bypassing certain neighborhoods out of fear but more accurate). Point being from census to census @15% Indianapolis grew the fastest and even 15% really isn't much of a blazing pace. Again, next 10 years, it may or may not be a different story.
 
Old 08-02-2012, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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2010-2011 may or may not be the case. Population estimations are generally wrong which is why you have a census (which tend to be wrong as it tends to leave out the homeless and census workers voluntarily bypassing certain neighborhoods out of fear but more accurate). Point being from census to census @15% Indianapolis grew the fastest and even 15% really isn't much of a blazing pace. Again, next 10 years, it may or may not be a different story.
That's certainly true. I can't believe the pace some of the MAJOR U.S. cities are going at still: Houston, Dallas, Miami -- all over 2.0% per year, or 100,000+ people per year! Austin, TX is unreal at 3.5% per year (or 55,000+ people)!! I can't believe THAT many people still find those places so desirable, in such amazingly large quantities!
 
Old 08-02-2012, 08:27 AM
 
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How tall is Chase Tower?
830ft with the spires
 
Old 08-02-2012, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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830ft with the spires
You're not supposed to count spires or other structures other than liveable/workable space (the top of the top floor, or "roof").

I "Wiki'd" it and it says the height of the roof is 700 feet. I don't think I have to tell you that isn't the 3rd tallest building in the Midwest...
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