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Old 04-07-2012, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Irmo, SC
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Default 2011 Metro Estimates out

For those interested, the 2011 Metro Estimates are out (released at midnight, April 5th).

How the big metros fared in South Carolina:

Columbia, as usual, showing steady growth (1.24% increase up to 777,116 from 767,598)

Greenville chugging along at a good clip (1.64% increase up to 647,401 from 636,986)

Charleston booming, listed as one of the top 10 fastest growing metro's percentage wise in the country (2.64% increase up to 682,121 from 664,607)

Myrtle Beach also booming, also listed as one of the top 10 fastest growing metro's percentage wise (2.62% increase up to 276,340 from 269, 291)

Links:

Press release Newsroom: Population: Census Estimates Show New Patterns of Growth Nationwide

Census Bureau tables
Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas Totals: Vintage 2011 - U.S Census Bureau

Wikipedia with updated tables
Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Columbiadata- Turns out that Newberry wasn't included in Columbia's MSA afterall Really thought they'd include it... Oh well. Anyways, enjoy everyone.
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Irmo, SC
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Ooops. Looks like this has already been posted on the South Carolina board. Mods, if it needs to be moved/deleted then do so.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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For those interested, the 2011 Metro Estimates are out (released at midnight, April 5th).

How the big metros fared in South Carolina:

Columbia, as usual, showing steady growth (1.24% increase up to 777,116 from 767,598)

Greenville chugging along at a good clip (1.64% increase up to 647,401 from 636,986)

Charleston booming, listed as one of the top 10 fastest growing metro's percentage wise in the country (2.64% increase up to 682,121 from 664,607)

Myrtle Beach also booming, also listed as one of the top 10 fastest growing metro's percentage wise (2.62% increase up to 276,340 from 269, 291)

Links:

Press release Newsroom: Population: Census Estimates Show New Patterns of Growth Nationwide

Census Bureau tables
Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas Totals: Vintage 2011 - U.S Census Bureau

Wikipedia with updated tables
Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Columbiadata- Turns out that Newberry wasn't included in Columbia's MSA afterall Really thought they'd include it... Oh well. Anyways, enjoy everyone.
The yearly release of population estimates doesn't have anything to do with whether a county gets added to an MSA. That would be a separate announcement. I'm not saying I think Newberry is going to be added. I'm just sayin'.

Columbia obviously took a hit from so many state government layoffs. Thank goodness those have run their course. Now with the metro being among ten cities cited by MSNBC for a manufacturing boom (plenty of recent announcements, too), the numbers should even out next time.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:30 PM
 
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Columbiadata- Turns out that Newberry wasn't included in Columbia's MSA afterall Really thought they'd include it... Oh well. Anyways, enjoy everyone.
We should know that next year when MSAs are created/reconfigured. Always happens three years after the official Census.
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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We should know that next year when MSAs are created/reconfigured. Always happens three years after the official Census.
Yes - Newberry may be added and Sumter and Orangeburg Counties are possible, too. If all three were added (very unlikely, I know), we would be well over 1 million.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:30 PM
 
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Yes - Newberry may be added and Sumter and Orangeburg Counties are possible, too. If all three were added (very unlikely, I know), we would be well over 1 million.
Which counties are more likely to join Columbia's MSA? I was surprised to see Sumter out on its own. Even 2 of the 3 would take the MSA close to 1m, with one dominant city at the center.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Irmo, SC
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We should know that next year when MSAs are created/reconfigured. Always happens three years after the official Census.
Good info- didn't know that. For some reason I was under the impression that this was the year that we'd find out about the reconfiguration. I also strongly feel that Newberry will be added... Sumter I feel is a stronger possibility than Orangeburg due to the traffic 378 sees and just from knowing a few people that make the commute- just a gut feeling. We'll just wait it out another year ha

If Columbia were to even add Newberry to its MSA that would guarantee a solid 4 maybe even 5 spot jump to 65th-66th largest in the country.

Anyone know the deal with Charleston's growth lately? Heck, I can even vouche for it, I've had NUMEROUS friends upon graduation moving to Charleston- it's becoming some sort of fad.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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If Columbia were to even add Newberry to its MSA that would guarantee a solid 4 maybe even 5 spot jump to 65th-66th largest in the country.
That would depend on the reconfiguration of other MSAs as well.

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Anyone know the deal with Charleston's growth lately? Heck, I can even vouche for it, I've had NUMEROUS friends upon graduation moving to Charleston- it's becoming some sort of fad.
It's just Charleston's "time" right now, so to speak. Its reinvention started when Riley took office in the mid-70's. It experienced some set backs with Hugo in '89 and the closure of the Navy base in '96, but it has since recovered economically and is making a good bit of noise for itself on a couple of fronts.
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Charleston is also getting a lot of retirees. South Carolina will soon pass 5 million.
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:22 PM
 
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^Yeah, it's only a matter of time before SC passes AL in population.
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