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Old 06-28-2007, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Raleigh,NC
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Just released today for anyone interested.

US Census Press Releases (http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/population/010315.html - broken link)
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:01 PM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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Thanks for the link. I'm a big of a statistics dork so I get excited over things like Census releases.

It just seems so odd to me that Phoenix is now our nation's fifth largest city, and that it has surpassed Philadelphia. I also find it interesting in looking at the growth rate and the raw numbers that in all likelihood, perhaps as soon as 20 years from now, Houston will overtake Chicago to become our nation's third largest city.
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Texas!
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Thanks for the link. I'm a big of a statistics dork so I get excited over things like Census releases.

It just seems so odd to me that Phoenix is now our nation's fifth largest city, and that it has surpassed Philadelphia. I also find it interesting in looking at the growth rate and the raw numbers that in all likelihood, perhaps as soon as 20 years from now, Houston will overtake Chicago to become our nation's third largest city.
Yeah it is weird that Phoenix actually surpassed Philadelphia,lol. Most likely it was illegal immigrants. Same with Texas major cities.
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Colorado, Denver Metro Area
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Thanks for the link! It is interesting how things changed. I am, too, surprised at Phoenix.
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Monmouth County
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Thanks for the link! I'm glad I'm not the only statistics dork around here, haha. (Hence my love of City-Data.)

In fact, I posted info on each county in NJ awhile back to help people better understand the statistical methods/oversights of the website so they could reinterpret their search results; alas, no one cared, because they're not number lovers like we are anyhow!
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:04 PM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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Thanks for the link! I'm glad I'm not the only statistics dork around here, haha. (Hence my love of City-Data.)

In fact, I posted info on each county in NJ awhile back to help people better understand the statistical methods/oversights of the website so they could reinterpret their search results; alas, no one cared, because they're not number lovers like we are anyhow!
They will never understand us .

Decimal points! Growth rates! Per capitas! Percentage rates!

*orgasms*
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Yeah it is weird that Phoenix actually surpassed Philadelphia,lol. Most likely it was illegal immigrants. Same with Texas major cities.
And the same with California and Florida cities
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Old 06-29-2007, 03:24 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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Yeah, I read some of the information from the Census very interesting,

It seems like Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Flint just keep losing people. Each of those cities was down at least 6% which is incredible how these cities just keep according to the estimates keep losing that much population.

I read that Philadelphia is now smaller then Phoenix, but then again Phoenix is a city of annexation.

Its just amazing how over the decades how the southern and western cities have grown tremendously while so many eastern and midwestern cities have had big population losses.
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Old 06-29-2007, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Raleigh,NC
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I've always loved statistics, when it comes to cities, sports, weather, ect. I'm a statistical junkie(glad for the company). I live in the fast growing Triangle area(Raleigh-Durham-Cary-Chapel-Hill) of NC and I'm always curious
to how we compare with the other fastest growing areas. Noticed Cary was 8th and Raleigh was 15th, not shabby. My only complaint is that percentages
favor smaller places, the actual number of people a place is growing by means more to me.

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2007/cb07-91table2.xls (broken link)
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Old 06-29-2007, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Damn. Texas is booming.
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