U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-30-2011, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
10,087 posts, read 13,103,705 times
Reputation: 3979

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaliSon View Post
I also agree, if areas like Pico Union, Westlake, midcity, east hollywood etc. become gentrified/yuppified their densities will drop to that of west hollywood
Good point, never though about that. Would kind of be a shame if Westlake and Pico Union totally gentrified / yuppified ala Weho. It would be cool if someday they became something more like E. Hollywood (or if they really take off, Echo Park) is right now, gentrified enough but not stripped of all character.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-30-2011, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
10,087 posts, read 13,103,705 times
Reputation: 3979
Quote:
Originally Posted by HtownLove View Post
My list: i made up the land areas

1. NY 8.3M- Land area 302 sq miles
2. Los Angeles 4M -Land Area 475 sq miles
3. Houston 2.9M- Land Area 599 sq miles
4. Chicago 2.6M- - Land Area 230 sq miles
5. San Antonio 1.9M- Land Area 525 sq miles
6. Phoenix 1.75M - Land Area 575 sq miles
7. Philadelphia 1.6M- Land Area 135 sq miles
8. San Diego 1.4M - Land Area 350 sq miles
9. Fort Worth 1.35M - Land Area 400 sq miles
10. Austin 1.3M - Land Area 375 sq miles


runners up:
11. Dallas- 1.25M
12. Charlotte 1.2M
13. San Jose 1.1M
14. Detroit 1.1M
15. Jacksonville 1M
16. Indianapolis 1M
17. El Paso 900K
18. San Francisco 800K
19. DC 700K
20. Memphis 700K
Interesting list. Can't say I agree... is the decrease in the major metros almost across the board a testament to more migration to the suburbs?

In particular I'm surprised at FW overtaking Dallas and the huge drop in LA, NY & Chicago's population.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-30-2011, 10:21 PM
 
9,383 posts, read 9,532,267 times
Reputation: 5786
Quote:
Originally Posted by HtownLove View Post
My list: i made up the land areas

1. NY 8.3M- Land area 302 sq miles
2. Los Angeles 4M -Land Area 475 sq miles
3. Houston 2.9M- Land Area 599 sq miles
4. Chicago 2.6M- - Land Area 230 sq miles
5. San Antonio 1.9M- Land Area 525 sq miles
6. Phoenix 1.75M - Land Area 575 sq miles
7. Philadelphia 1.6M- Land Area 135 sq miles
8. San Diego 1.4M - Land Area 350 sq miles
9. Fort Worth 1.35M - Land Area 400 sq miles
10. Austin 1.3M - Land Area 375 sq miles

runners up:
11. Dallas- 1.25M
12. Charlotte 1.2M
13. San Jose 1.1M
14. Detroit 1.1M
15. Jacksonville 1M
16. Indianapolis 1M
17. El Paso 900K
18. San Francisco 800K
19. DC 700K
20. Memphis 700K
Im Not so sure with that DC Number, the government seems to be leveling out/shrinking at the moment anyway, but your Houston Number seems more logical than mine.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-30-2011, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
18,509 posts, read 28,157,104 times
Reputation: 7598
Quote:
Originally Posted by munchitup View Post
Interesting list. Can't say I agree... is the decrease in the major metros almost across the board a testament to more migration to the suburbs?
pretty much.

In particular I'm surprised at FW overtaking Dallas and the huge drop in LA, NY & Chicago's population.[/quote] FW will overtake Dallas via annexation. Dallas will grow more slowly via infil.

as for NY and LA who said anything about losing population? They grew in my list. NY currently has 8.1M people and LA has 3.7M. Both grew by over 200K in my scenario. Chicago is the only one who lost

Quote:
Originally Posted by btownboss4 View Post
Im Not so sure with that DC Number
The District will see a population resurgence in the next 20 years
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-30-2011, 10:32 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
11,810 posts, read 18,792,885 times
Reputation: 11136
Quote:
Originally Posted by sonofaque86 View Post
They actually had an article in todays paper about consolidating with the county completely ^^^
Remember NC's motto: To be rather than to seem.

That said, it wouldn't surprise me if Charlotte pursued consolidation. From the outside, it appears desperate to be large(r) and important.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-31-2011, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
10,087 posts, read 13,103,705 times
Reputation: 3979
Quote:
Originally Posted by HtownLove View Post
as for NY and LA who said anything about losing population? They grew in my list. NY currently has 8.1M people and LA has 3.7M. Both grew by over 200K in my scenario. Chicago is the only one who lost
Yeah, my bad (feeling pretty stupid right now ). Your list seems pretty logical to me.

What are your thoughts on Forth Worth vs Dallas (just curious, not disagreeing, I know next to nothing about either city.)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-31-2011, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
18,509 posts, read 28,157,104 times
Reputation: 7598
Quote:
Originally Posted by munchitup View Post
What are your thoughts on Forth Worth vs Dallas (just curious, not disagreeing, I know next to nothing about either city.)
Well Dallas has done tons to improve the urban fabric of the city by improving transit, their downtown and uptown areas, but the inner city growth paled in comparison to the burbs. Don't know how much of that will change.
Fort Worth on the other hand pursued a strong annexation policy and still has room to grow.

I just think that FW will become a larger land area city like Houston or San Antonio
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-31-2011, 03:57 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
3,528 posts, read 5,160,886 times
Reputation: 6115
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobMarley_1LOVE View Post
Global Warming will cause a population boom in the Twin Cities by then
I wold think this may really be a factor for alot of the coastal areas of fla , tx and calif.

you certainly need water to survive.
Just look at texas this past summer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-31-2011, 08:40 AM
 
Location: The City
22,331 posts, read 32,143,293 times
Reputation: 7737
Quote:
Originally Posted by HtownLove View Post
My list: i made up the land areas

1. NY 8.3M- Land area 302 sq miles
2. Los Angeles 4M -Land Area 475 sq miles
3. Houston 2.9M- Land Area 599 sq miles
4. Chicago 2.6M- - Land Area 230 sq miles
5. San Antonio 1.9M- Land Area 525 sq miles
6. Phoenix 1.75M - Land Area 575 sq miles
7. Philadelphia 1.6M- Land Area 135 sq miles
8. San Diego 1.4M - Land Area 350 sq miles
9. Fort Worth 1.35M - Land Area 400 sq miles
10. Austin 1.3M - Land Area 375 sq miles

runners up:
11. Dallas- 1.25M
12. Charlotte 1.2M
13. San Jose 1.1M
14. Detroit 1.1M
15. Jacksonville 1M
16. Indianapolis 1M
17. El Paso 900K
18. San Francisco 800K
19. DC 700K
20. Memphis 700K
I would think given the recent turn-around that Philadelphia could be closer to 1.8-1.9 million in 2030. Philly added about 50K since its bottom in 2005. Also large development is expected for North Broad and the waterfront over this time. (The waterfront alone could add another 90K).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-31-2011, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
5,530 posts, read 10,134,238 times
Reputation: 2384
^To your point, I think a lot of Northern, post-industrial cities will blossom in their urban cores over the next 20 years, and I expect to see their populations increase the most among most U.S. cities that don't annex new land.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top