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Old 04-13-2009, 04:15 PM
 
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Of course it's just estimates, but I would not doubt these numbers. Of the 100 biggest cities in the United States, Detroit is the fastest shrinking, and it looks like Jacksonville, FL has taken the #11 spot, bumping Detroit down to #12.

1. New York - 8.2 Million
2. Los Angeles - 3.8 Million
3. Chicago - 2.8 Million
4. Houston - 2.2 Million
5. Phoenix - 1.6 Million
6. Philadelphia - 1.4 Million
7. San Antonio - 1.3 Million
8. Dallas - 1.2 Million
9. San Diego - 1.2 Million
10. San Jose - 955,905
11. Jacksonville - 822,629
12. Detroit - 821,792
13. Indianapolis - 792,238

It's amazing how this list has changed drastically, even in the last 10-20 years.

http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.ph...c&va=&srt=pnan
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:47 PM
 
Location: MI
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I doubt it is that high. I would not be surprised if does not hit 750,000.
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Voting with the feet?
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:56 PM
 
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Any idea where Detroit Metro stacks up against other USA metro's?

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Originally Posted by Dexterguy View Post
Of course it's just estimates, but I would not doubt these numbers. Of the 100 biggest cities in the United States, Detroit is the fastest shrinking, and it looks like Jacksonville, FL has taken the #11 spot, bumping Detroit down to #12.

1. New York - 8.2 Million
2. Los Angeles - 3.8 Million
3. Chicago - 2.8 Million
4. Houston - 2.2 Million
5. Phoenix - 1.6 Million
6. Philadelphia - 1.4 Million
7. San Antonio - 1.3 Million
8. Dallas - 1.2 Million
9. San Diego - 1.2 Million
10. San Jose - 955,905
11. Jacksonville - 822,629
12. Detroit - 821,792
13. Indianapolis - 792,238

It's amazing how this list has changed drastically, even in the last 10-20 years.

http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.ph...c&va=&srt=pnan
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Lansing Metro
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From About.com, these are the 15 largest as of 2007. Detroit is #12.


1) New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA - 21,976,224
2) Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA - 17,775,984
3) Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI - 9,725,317
4) Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV - 8,211,213
5) Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-RI-NH - 7,465,634
6) San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA - 7,228,948
7) Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD - 6,382,714
8) Dallas-Fort Worth, TX - 6,359,758
9) Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX - 5,641,077
10) Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL - 5,478,667
11) Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL - 5,463,857
12) Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI - 5,410,014
13) Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ - 4,039,182
14) Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia, WA - 3,876,211
15) Minneapolis-St. Paul-St. Cloud, MN-WI - 3,502,891


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Old 04-20-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Sherwood Forest, Detroit
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When will Detroit's population in end it's decline and retriumph, could it really be a reality and suburbs face the same things Detroit has faced.
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:16 AM
 
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Jacksonville, FL's numbers can be misleading as Jacksonville and Duval County combined their city-county gov't to where everyone in the county not living in the suburbs is counted as Jacksonville.
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:01 PM
 
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From About.com, these are the 15 largest as of 2007. Detroit is #12.


1) New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA - 21,976,224
2) Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA - 17,775,984
3) Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI - 9,725,317
4) Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV - 8,211,213
5) Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-RI-NH - 7,465,634
6) San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA - 7,228,948
7) Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD - 6,382,714
8) Dallas-Fort Worth, TX - 6,359,758
9) Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX - 5,641,077
10) Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL - 5,478,667
11) Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL - 5,463,857
12) Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI - 5,410,014
13) Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ - 4,039,182
14) Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia, WA - 3,876,211
15) Minneapolis-St. Paul-St. Cloud, MN-WI - 3,502,891



Well.....ignoring international borders.....including in Essex County, Ontario (City of Windsor) Detroit Metro would be 5.7 million.....making it 9th. Moreover, if you take the total land area that makes up many of the Southern Metro figures and superimpose that over Southestern Michigan/Northwestrn Ohio, Metro Detroit would have over 6 million people. That said....the trend for the next decade....at the most.....makes the point moot because these Southern metros will keep adding people while Detroit area loses/stagnates. However, in the 20 year window, that will reverse and water problems cripple Southern and Western population growth.
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Highland CA
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Default What are these figures?

They aren't SMSAs, are they? I thought that was the standard of measurement of metropolitan areas.

Including Flint in Detroit's population? And Riverside in LA's? Those are distinct cities, about 60 miles away from the larger city.
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Westchase)
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Why is Huntsville lumped in with Houston? Huntsville is a speed bump between Houston and Dallas.
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