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Old 05-11-2016, 09:41 PM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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So do termites, elephants, wetlands, and rice production.
I mostly commented about methane because I was thinking of stinky feedlots. Water is what will ultimately slow Colorado's growth. So does this mean I can't get rich in Colorado by starting my very own termite farm? That's just messed up. I had a 5 acre lot in the SLV that I was going to build my termite farm on and everything. People on this board are such downers!

 
Old 05-12-2016, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I'm still waiting for someone to ask why they can't open an organic rice farm on their SLV land deal while living off the grid.
 
Old 05-12-2016, 07:55 AM
 
Location: CO
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I'm still waiting for someone to ask why they can't open an organic rice farm on their SLV land deal while living off the grid.
Why can't I open an organic rice farm on my SLV land deal while living off the grid?
 
Old 05-12-2016, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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I was actually just referring to what was said on the America2050 website.

Principal Cities: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
Population 2010 (U.S. Portion): 8,367,519
Percent of U.S. Population: 3%
Population 2025: 8,748,143
Population 2050: 11,864,378
Projected Growth (2010 - 2050): 41.8% (3,496,859)
2005 GDP: $337,405,000,000
Percent U.S. GDP: 3%

Compared to Front Range:
Principal Cities: Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Colorado Springs, Denver
Population 2010: 5,467,633
Percent U.S. Population: 2%
Population 2025: 6,924,457
Population 2050: 10,222,370
Projected Growth (2010 - 2050): 87.0% (4,754,737)
2005 GDP: $229,202,000,000
Percent of U.S. GDP: 2%

That is why I was so shocked to see those numbers.

FYI: There is something drastically wrong in the data you have posted from that web site.
The difference of only 380,000, between your first set (for 2025) of highlighted numbers & the un-highlighted set (for 2010) of numbers just above it is absolutely wrong. If the site data is to believed, they are forecasting a growth of only 380,000 for that region for the 15 year period between the year 2010 & the year 2025. That region is presently booming and is forecast to continue doing so. Clearly that set of data from the web site is incorrect.
 
Old 05-12-2016, 10:19 AM
 
Location: IN
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U.S. population currently at about 324 million. So Census Bureau is expecting growth of 76 million by 2050. 23% growth in 34 years. It is a lot of people (couple million a year) but if it goes this way it will probably be the slowest growth period on a percentage basis of anytime in the country's history outside of maybe some of the very earliest days.


The America2050 projection for a front range megaregion that includes north and central New Mexico is probably pretty good after all. Back out non-frontrange CO and add the NM part and the current and projection numbers are about right.
Growth at that level in percentage terms will never happen because of the demographic transition. The US population will be getting much older in percentage terms and birth rate is projected to be fairly flat or decline. That forecast must be based on massive amounts of immigration from outside the US, and most sending countries are seeing declines in birth rate overall. Therefore, I don't believe population growth percentages forecasted out at present.
 
Old 05-12-2016, 02:54 PM
 
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atler8, you are right that the population projection for "Cascadia" in 2025 is low and almost certainly wrong. The 2050 projection might be wrong too. I looked quickly for other citations for a possible corrected estimate but did not dig deeply and did not find it. It is a different region, of only tangential interest in this thread. By contrast the Front Range numbers look more plausible. One or two errors do raise concern about the possibility of more though.

The entire US population projection was revised downward in last decade. But, yeah, it could get revised down again. It does appear that they tried to account for changing immigration rates, fertility rates, changes in lifespans, etc. The growing lifespan will partially offset declines in immigration and fertility. They are the responsible party / experts. I'll go with 400 million by 2050 until I see a newer, better study.
 
Old 05-12-2016, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Growth at that level in percentage terms will never happen because of the demographic transition. The US population will be getting much older in percentage terms and birth rate is projected to be fairly flat or decline. That forecast must be based on massive amounts of immigration from outside the US, and most sending countries are seeing declines in birth rate overall. Therefore, I don't believe population growth percentages forecasted out at present.
Since we went there also keep in mind that life expectancy is expected to go up a lot by 2030. In fact I am 42 and with what is coming with biotech and reverse aging and nanotech I will never get old. That could have a impact on how fast Colorado grows making it more then currently projected.
 
Old 05-12-2016, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Since we went there also keep in mind that life expectancy is expected to go up a lot by 2030. In fact I am 42 and with what is coming with biotech and reverse aging and nanotech I will never get old. That could have a impact on how fast Colorado grows making it more then currently projected.
Now if only we could make water out of wine....
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Old 05-12-2016, 05:17 PM
 
Location: CO
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Now if only we could make water out of wine....
or better yet, out of beer.
 
Old 05-12-2016, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Now if only we could make water out of wine....
I have a bridge I want to sell joss
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