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Old 03-24-2010, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Here is the Census data. The number next to the metro area is the new population as of 2009 and the number on the right is the population gained.

Dallas-Fort Worth 6,447,615 - 146,530
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown 5,867,489 - 140,784
Los Angeles-Santa Ana 12,874,797 - 106,402
New York-Northern New Jersey 19,069,796 - 101,295
Washington-Alexandria, Va 5,476,241 - 98,305
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta 5,475,213 - 89,627
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale 4,364,094 - 76,771
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet 9,580,567 - 64,931
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont 4,317,853 - 57,617
Denver-Aurora 2,552,195 - 51,811
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue 3,407,848 - 51,211
Austin-Round Rock, Texas 1,705,075 - 50,975
Riverside-San Bernardino 4,143,113 - 50,282
Miami-Fort Lauderdale 5,547,051 - 45,299
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass. 4,588,680 - 43,975
San Antonio, TX 2,072,128 - 41,437
Charlotte-Gastonia 1,745,524 - 39,055
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton 2,241,841 - 38,096
Raleigh-Cary, N.C. 1,125,827 - 35,419
San Diego-Carlsbad 3,053,793 - 34,519
Minneapolis-St. Paul 3,269,814 - 32,202
San Jose-Santa Clara, Calif. 1,839,700 - 29,054
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington 5,968,252 - 27,756
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade, Calif. 2,127,355 - 26,217
Nashville-Davidson-Franklin, Tenn. 1,582,264 - 25,896

A couple of things:
1) DFW and Houston's growth seem to be speeding up and they keep the same 1 and 2 spots.
2) I was shocked that Atlanta's growth seems to have slowed so much. I didnt expect that.
3) DC seems to be doing very well.

DFW is the Fastest Growing Metro: Census | NBC Dallas-Fort Worth
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:50 AM
 
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Here is the Census data. The number next to the metro area is the new population as of 2009 and the number on the right is the population gained.

Dallas-Fort Worth 6,447,615 - 146,530
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown 5,867,489 - 140,784
Los Angeles-Santa Ana 12,874,797 - 106,402
New York-Northern New Jersey 19,069,796 - 101,295
Washington-Alexandria, Va 5,476,241 - 98,305
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta 5,475,213 - 89,627
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale 4,364,094 - 76,771
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet 9,580,567 - 64,931
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont 4,317,853 - 57,617
Denver-Aurora 2,552,195 - 51,811
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue 3,407,848 - 51,211
Austin-Round Rock, Texas 1,705,075 - 50,975
Riverside-San Bernardino 4,143,113 - 50,282
Miami-Fort Lauderdale 5,547,051 - 45,299
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass. 4,588,680 - 43,975
San Antonio, TX 2,072,128 - 41,437
Charlotte-Gastonia 1,745,524 - 39,055
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton 2,241,841 - 38,096
Raleigh-Cary, N.C. 1,125,827 - 35,419
San Diego-Carlsbad 3,053,793 - 34,519
Minneapolis-St. Paul 3,269,814 - 32,202
San Jose-Santa Clara, Calif. 1,839,700 - 29,054
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington 5,968,252 - 27,756
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade, Calif. 2,127,355 - 26,217
Nashville-Davidson-Franklin, Tenn. 1,582,264 - 25,896

A couple of things:
1) DFW and Houston's growth seem to be speeding up and they keep the same 1 and 2 spots.
2) I was shocked that Atlanta's growth seems to have slowed so much. I didnt expect that.
3) DC seems to be doing very well.

DFW is the Fastest Growing Metro: Census | NBC Dallas-Fort Worth
I did. The economy really tanked here in the past few years. The unemployment rate in Georgia has been steadily over 10% for awhile. Even though Atlanta's economy is diversified compared to many places, a lot of it was tied up in real estate and construction. Guess what happened when the subprime crisis came to a head? Home Depot is headquartered here, and quite a few of their workers have been laid off. No jobs = Not as many people moving here, and the word is getting out. It's a blessing in disguise in some ways, because maybe ATL can catch up on it's infrastructure building to accommodate the growth here. 1.2 Million people have moved here in the last decade (including me, so I know I'm contributing to the problem, )

I'm shocked to see that Los Angeles and the Inland Empire (Riverside/San Bernardino) are growing at those rates. Yes, it's a larger metro area I know there has been a lot of fleeing from Cali lately, so I wonder how much of that is international vs. domestic migration .

A lot of people don't realize that the DC area has been growing quite steadily for a long time now. It's not Sunbelt-like, but it's growing at a faster clip than many nearby cities in the region. There are jobs there due to the large government presence. I've contemplated a move up there myself (I have lots of family in the area, and I work in communications, and DC is definitely a city that would be good for my career), but the cost-of-living, the TRAFFIC (Atlanta's traffic is horrendous, but DC is even worse) and the weather would be an issue for me. I like the look and traditional feel of the area, but I don't know if it'll be worth the price.

Notice that Tampa, Orlando and Vegas are not in the top 20 list either. The housing crisis really messed them up. I'm surprised to see that Phoenix is still up there to be honest.

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Old 03-24-2010, 10:05 AM
 
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One news source here is reporting that Dallas has grown by 1.3 million since 2000! YIKES.
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:37 AM
 
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A lot of people don't realize that the DC area has been growing quite steadily for a long time now. It's not Sunbelt-like, but it's growing at a faster clip than many nearby cities in the region. There are jobs there due to the large government presence. I've contemplated a move up there myself (I have lots of family in the area, and I work in communications, and DC is definitely a city that would be good for my career), but the cost-of-living, the TRAFFIC (Atlanta's traffic is horrendous, but DC is even worse) and the weather would be an issue for me. I like the look and traditional feel of the area, but I don't know if it'll be worth the price.
Depending on your situation/career, it could be a great move. I moved to DC about a year ago from Chicago, the Job market in DC is infinitely better than Chicago!
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:40 AM
 
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^ of course - the Federal Government!

My job involves doing analysis and accounting for commercial real estate in the DC area. That market is MUCH better for jobs because as the economy worsens, DC hires more people. Especially with the stimulus.



My biggest shock - NO LAS VEGAS! That place has been growing like weeds for so long now, and it finally shut off in 2009.
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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I was surprised that San Jose was not included in the San Francisco census or anywhere on the list. I think it is the largest city in the Bay Area.
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:09 AM
 
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I did. The economy really tanked here in the past few years. The unemployment rate in Georgia has been steadily over 10% for awhile. Even though Atlanta's economy is diversified compared to many places, a lot of it was tied up in real estate and construction. Guess what happened when the subprime crisis came to a head? Home Depot is headquartered here, and quite a few of their workers have been laid off. No jobs = Not as many people moving here, and the word is getting out. It's a blessing in disguise in some ways, because maybe ATL can catch up on it's infrastructure building to accommodate the growth here. 1.2 Million people have moved here in the last decade (including me, so I know I'm contributing to the problem, ).
I discover this yesterday

The Atlanta Area gain 89k
The Washington Area gain 98k
ATL 5,475,213
DC 5,476,241

The recession hit Atlanta hard enough for DC to switch back ranks the irony is itís only ď1kĒ so the likely hood after the recession there going to switch right back again. Itís like the rabbit tripped and the turtle crawl passed. The bright side of this is business and cities leaders in the region have a break to plan the growth before the Metro starts to boom again and Fulton county (Atlanta) had the most growth! so people are moving in town or closer to Atlanta. Yes a blessing in disguise in some ways.

Just in case. When I said DC is the turtle it doesnít mean they're growing slow, DC grow 15% since 2000.

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Old 03-24-2010, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Minneapolis is pretty good for the Midwest but kind of slower than I'd like to see. Although gaining at least 1 million people a decade isn't ideal either! What's it like (Dallas or Houston forumers)? Do you feel the change or is it not noticeable?
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Here are the CSA's. Note that Miami is an MSA.

New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA 22,232,494
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA 17,820,893
Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI 9,804,845
Washington-Baltimore-NoVA, DC-MD-VA-WV 8,440,617
Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-RI-NH 7,609,358
San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA 7,427,757
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX 6,805,275
Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD 6,533,122
Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX 5,968,586
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL 5,831,778
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 5,547,051
Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI 5,327,764
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,364,094
Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia, WA 4,158,293
Minneapolis-St. Paul-St. Cloud, MN-WI 3,604,460
Denver-Aurora-Boulder, CO 3,110,436
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,053,793
St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, MO-IL 2,892,874
Cleveland-Akron-Elyria, OH 2,891,988
Orlando-Deltona-Daytona Beach, FL 2,747,614
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,747,272
Pittsburgh-New Castle, PA 2,445,117
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Yuba City, CA-NV 2,436,109
Charlotte-Gastonia-Salisbury, NC-SC 2,389,763
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 2,241,841
Cincinnati-Middletown-Wilmington, OH-KY-IN 2,214,954
Kansas City-Overland Park-Kansas City, MO-KS 2,136,653
San Antonio, TX 2,072,128
Indianapolis-Anderson-Columbus, IN 2,064,870
Columbus-Marion-Chillicothe, OH 2,031,229
Las Vegas-Paradise-Pahrump, NV 1,947,068
Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI 1,760,268
Salt Lake City-Ogden-Clearfield, UT 1,743,364
Raleigh-Durham-Cary, NC 1,742,816
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,705,075
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,674,498
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Columbia, TN 1,666,566
Greensboro--Winston-Salem--High Point, NC 1,581,122
Louisville/Jefferson County--Elizabethtown--Scottsburg, KY-IN 1,395,634
Jacksonville, FL 1,328,144
Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, MI 1,327,366
Hartford-West Hartford-Willimantic, CT 1,313,516
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,304,926
Oklahoma City-Shawnee, OK 1,297,552
Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC 1,264,930
Richmond, VA 1,238,187
New Orleans-Metairie-Bogalusa, LA 1,235,650
Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman, AL 1,212,848
Buffalo-Niagara-Cattaraugus, NY 1,203,493
Albany-Schenectady-Amsterdam, NY 1,151,653
Rochester-Batavia-Seneca Falls, NY 1,127,483
Dayton-Springfield-Greenville, OH 1,066,261
Fresno-Madera, CA 1,063,899
Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette, TN 1,053,627
Tucson, AZ 1,020,200
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I have no clue why LA is included with Santa Ana. Santa Ana is in Orange County. NO ONE commutes in that direction. I would say combining LA with Long Beach would make much more sense.

Not surprised with the IE growth. Unemployment is higher out there compared to LA. Its around 11% and the housing has been hit hard. However, I was able to buy a home and I have a job. If it wasn't for the housing collapse, I couldn't afford the home I got. Purchased it for half its worth compared to 2006. I lived much closer to LA and moved out to the IE because housing is cheaper.
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