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Old 07-27-2012, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Did Washington state overtake Massachusetts in population during the 2010 census? Yes
Did Washington state overtake Massachusetts in importance during the 2010 census? No, due to the fact that MA has Boston and Seattle, WA is not quite on Boston's level.
Value this when talking about Dallas Metro overtaking Chicago Metro in population, which has a small chance of happening this century.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Did Washington state overtake Massachusetts in population during the 2010 census? Yes
Did Washington state overtake Massachusetts in importance during the 2010 census? No, due to the fact that MA has Boston and Seattle, WA is not quite on Boston's level.
Value this when talking about Dallas Metro overtaking Chicago Metro in population, which has a small chance of happening this century.
Not necessary, we still have 88 yrs to go, so anything is plausible. The Chicago metropolitan area only has 3 million more then DFW so it's not that big of a gap.
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:05 AM
 
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I feel like the media only talks about the upswing in gang violence on the west and south sides, but honestly the past few months have been pretty damn good as far as the economic health of the city:


http://www.wlsam.com/Article.asp?id=2501433&spid=

Mayor Emanuel announces Zurich Insurance adding 150 jobs in downtown Chicago - Chicago CIty Hall | Examiner.com

McGladrey moves HQ to Chicago, plans to add 300-500 jobs - Chicago Sun-Times

Burns & Wilcox moves office downtown - Chicago Tribune

GE Transportation to move headquarters to Chicago - Chicago Tribune

Federal Savings Bank opening office, hiring in West Loop - Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.chicagorealestatedaily.co...n-state-street

InnerWorkings adds space to accommodate 200 hires - chicagotribune.com

DeVry to bring 600 jobs to new West Loop offices - Chicago Sun-Times

Sara Lee To Move Headquarters Back Into City CBS Chicago

Sterling Partners moving downtown from Northbrook - Chicago Tribune

City of Chicago :: Mayor Emanuel Announces Sagence Group Will Move Corporate Headquarters to Chicago

City of Chicago :: Mayor Emanuel Announces ThyssenKrupp Will Open North American Headquarters in Chicago





Chicago Sees Jobs Rebound: Study | NBC Chicago

Census Shows Chicago Population Growth | NBC Chicago
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:06 AM
 
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Not necessary, we still have 88 yrs to go, so anything is plausible. The Chicago metropolitan area only has 3 million more then DFW so it's not that big of a gap.
Isn't that almost 50%?
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Isn't that almost 50%?
Chicago has 9.8 million while DFW has 6.8 million. Half of 9.8 million would be 4.9 million.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Did Washington state overtake Massachusetts in population during the 2010 census? Yes
Did Washington state overtake Massachusetts in importance during the 2010 census? No, due to the fact that MA has Boston and Seattle, WA is not quite on Boston's level.
Value this when talking about Dallas Metro overtaking Chicago Metro in population, which has a small chance of happening this century.
But WA state will continue to get more prominence and MA will continue to decline in importance.

Think of it this way. Back in 1950 MA had way more prominence than FL. Now FL has way more, along with way more population. Population is the first thing to be overtaken, then importance.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Weymouth, The South
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Chicago has 9.8 million while DFW has 6.8 million. Half of 9.8 million would be 4.9 million.
Nearly 50% of DFW.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Nearly 50% of DFW.
About 35%.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:06 PM
 
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Chicago has 9.8 million while DFW has 6.8 million. Half of 9.8 million would be 4.9 million.


Chicago metro is around 50% larger than Dallas metro.

Dallas = 6.8 million

50% = 3.4 million

Dallas grown by 50% = 10.2 million

Chicago metro = 9.8 million

Give or take, that was the point. It's closer to 45%, but I said 50% for simplicity.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:28 AM
 
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impact on chicago going from #3 to #4 in terms of population total? none. i believe this has been covered before. malignant population numbers create an impact? on what? were the #2 financial buisness center outside NYC in the us and somehow population total affects this? chicago is the nations commodities exchange command center. also the nations airline and rail transportation hub. chi also ranks 4th GDP worldwide, and is an alpha+ rated city. LA places higher with #3 gdp worldwide, has a higher population, but still rated as an alpha city same as dc and san fran. houston currently holds a beta+ rating, not bad, but it still has a ways to go even if poulation total city proper to city proper is more. to underscore again population numbers has 0 nothing nada to do with a cities importance. my family comes from metro manila a city of 20 million yet its only rated the same as houston at beta+... more likely its what the people are doing in that city with their jobs that affect or help other people elsewhere that determine a cities importance.

one may say ah to hell with global rankings theyre just as meaningless as population totals.... ha think again... the rankings are based on criteria such as economic, cultural, political, infrastructural aspects. this is from wikipedia - "A global city (also called world city or sometimes alpha city or world center) is a city generally considered to be an important node in the global economic system. The concept comes from geography and urban studies and rests on the idea that globalization can be understood as largely created, facilitated, and enacted in strategic geographic locales according to a hierarchy of importance to the operation of the global system of finance and trade."

so again how does a higher population total create a city of greater significance?
if somehow houston population went to #1 ahead of nyc would that make it the usa flagship city? nope!
if houston went to #2 spot ahead of LA would that make h-town better than LA? not really.
im not trashin on houston, im sure its a great place. its just that population numbers are just that. numbers and nothing more.

livin here in chi 30 somethin years, ive yet to see some "impact" psychologically or any, from la goin to #2 spot. people here would view this thread as insignificant. but theyd sure be glad if you like deep dish pizza and rooted for the cubs lol.
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