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View Poll Results: Do you think NYC will still be the largest city in 2050?
Yes 626 81.51%
No 142 18.49%
Voters: 768. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 10-15-2009, 07:42 PM
 
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I think Orange County will see more growth than L.A. True, it's not one city, but in 40 years that will probably change. At least people will perceive OC as one city.

I think most of the growth will take place in Anaheim, near the platinum triangle.

Orange County - population six to eight million people in 2050.
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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I think i read a census projection for 25 years from now a while back and it listed NYC as still the most populous metro region.

I think it was...

NYC
LA
Chicago
Dallas
Houston
Atlanta


Who knows really though. We might all be dead in 2012 anyway! :P
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Out of context. It's because of how much Houston and Pheonix are sprawled. Houston and Pheonix are nowhere near as Urban as Philadelphia. Philadelphia has over 10,000 people per square mile, Phoenix is just below 3,000, and Houston is just over 3,300.

Basically what I'm saying is Houston and Pheonix are examples of overgrown suburbia, not that that's bad, while Philadelphia has earned the traditional meaning of a city.
Is Phoenix so freaking hard to spell? Over and over I see it misspelled on this thread. Make it stop!
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Is Phoenix so freaking hard to spell? Over and over I see it misspelled on this thread. Make it stop!
Thanks! Can we also add Tucson to the spelling list?
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:04 AM
 
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NYC

L.A

CHI/HOU

PHX

But there is to many unknows to really no what will happen
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:16 AM
 
Location: USA
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1) NYC (Just don't see any other cities catching up to its city or metro)
2) LA (See above)
3) Chi (The city seems to be going through a revival)
4) Houston (I see the city continuing to gain population but not at the same rate it has in the past)
5) Dallas or Phoenix
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic / United Kingdom
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Detroit, MI
New Orleans, LA
St. Louis, MO
Gary, IN
Compton, CA
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:09 AM
 
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Is Phoenix so freaking hard to spell? Over and over I see it misspelled on this thread. Make it stop!
...but it has that strange "o" in it!
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Avondale and Tempe, Arizona
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I can imagine Las Vegas overtaking some of the cities that we think of as sustained population centers. Same with Phoenix.

Phoenix and Las Vegas are a lot alike except Las Vegas has more going in the entertainment arena and Phoenix has a better assortment of job opportunities. Both are very fast-growing desert cities that attract lots of new arrivals. Both depend highly on their good weather for economic indicators.
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX (78201)
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My Guess for the Top 10.
New York 9.5 Million
Los Angeles 6.0 Million
Houston 4.0 Million
Chicago 3.3 Million
Phoenix 3.0 Million
San Antonio 2.4 Million
Dallas 2.3 Million
Las Vegas 2.0 Million
San Diego 1.8 Million
Philadelphia 1.6 Million

San Antonio is actually projected to have 2.4 mil by 2020...
I think Dallas and Houston would have more ppl by 2050 as well
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