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Old 06-11-2015, 11:07 AM
 
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1. Columbus, Georgia
Population: 200,887
Loss over the past year: 1.5 percent

Columbus is unique on this list. Not affected by a rural demographic shift or jobs lost through manufacturing, Columbus' population shifts are largely due to changes in military assignments.

More than 28,000 Armor School troops, civilians and families relocated from Fort Knox, Kentucky, to Fort Benning, the massive military base east of Columbus. That past influx of troops probably temporarily bumped up Columbus' population. However, the bump was not quite as large as expected, according to the Ledger-Enquirer, which may help explain the population fluctuations, from a growing town last year to a shrinking town this year.

Source......Yahoo.com


Mayor says it is absurd and is going by 2010 Census figures that included BRAC projections that have obviously changed dramatically as anyone in the city is aware.
It has been 5 years mayor......Hello Anybody Home?


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Old 06-11-2015, 11:30 AM
 
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Mayor says it is absurd...rofl.

Lol, I really don't see what's absurd about it. The city population declined, and Columbus ended up on a list of 15 fastest shrinking cities, that's not crazy. As the article says, Columbus' population was temporarily bumped by military influx anyways, and as the military starts to downsize, the city will probably continue to loose unless there is some type of positive migration to the area. Her talking about how absurd she thinks it is won't change the list and won't bring troops or people back... may as well accept the facts, but that seems to be an issue for Columbus.
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:48 AM
 
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Am I alone in believing a rational explanation is that people are moving out of Columbus, AKA Muscogee County and moving to Harris County or even Phenix City/Smiths Station???
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:14 PM
 
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Am I alone in believing a rational explanation is that people are moving out of Columbus, AKA Muscogee County and moving to Harris County or even Phenix City/Smiths Station???
The metro area lost population, so moving from county to county wouldn't be that large of a factor, and those counties growth numbers weren't nearly enough to completely offset Columbus' decline, so that would have to be a very small factor if it is one. If that were the explanation, the other metro counties combined would have gained around the same amount that Columbus lost, and that wasn't the case, so that wouldn't really be the reason.
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:06 AM
 
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Am I alone in believing a rational explanation is that people are moving out of Columbus, AKA Muscogee County and moving to Harris County or even Phenix City/Smiths Station???
How could you make a statement like that and call it rational?
Far from it.


I also see more ignorance and heads turning away concerning recent attacks/beatings and rape cases etc in the uptown area.
This city certainly has got some issues in credibility.
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:08 AM
 
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How could you make a statement like that and call it rational?
Far from it.
Ya, That really isn't a rational assumption at all when you take a look at each metro counties' numbers and see that the entire area lost population
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Old 06-16-2015, 08:46 AM
 
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Ya, That really isn't a rational assumption at all when you take a look at each metro counties' numbers and see that the entire area lost population
I agree.
Fact vs opinion.
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