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Old 03-05-2012, 12:54 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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One thing no one has mentioned is immigration, which had a lot to do with NYC's population rebound. I don't know how that played out elsewhere, though I suspect it may have played a part in the population growth of San Fran and Seattle. Someone else may have details on that. But lIRC, the last I read about one-third of NYC was foreign-born, and in some instances immigrants were the only thing that prevented entire neighborhoods from going down the toilet as many native New Yorkers fled for the suburbs or other parts of the country.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:41 PM
 
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None of the cities you mentioned in the first post in this thread have really declined like cities like Detroit, Philadelphia, and others did. They might have lost population but they've been "it" cities for decades now.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:44 PM
 
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Suprisingly Atlanta is not at it's Peak population.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:03 PM
 
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Dallas is far from built out, and there are still more room to annex.

As For Houston we have not annexed anything in TWO censuses, and still growing by hundreds of K
I meant having the annexations to bring in vacant land to build houses, not that they're going to annex land with houses on it already (although that happens as well of course).

houston grows for the most part because it has open land to build new residential buildings. In lots of metros the main city is built out, and the new houses can mostly only be built in the fast growing suburbs. Infill will add population, but nowhere near as fast as just throwing up 20,000 new houses for families.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Pittsburgh made a population comeback by cutting it's 1950 population in half. We have really bad traffic problems and I'm not looking forward to it getting twice as bad. We would do well to lose even more of the population.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:03 PM
 
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Suprisingly Atlanta is not at it's Peak population.
do you have the stats? i know a lot of people moved out when it became murder capital of the world in the 70's and 80's. and for good reason. who would want to live in a crime-ridden place like Atlanta?
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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do you have the stats? i know a lot of people moved out when it became murder capital of the world in the 70's and 80's. and for good reason. who would want to live in a crime-ridden place like Atlanta?

Nice one, get your facts straight, it is far from that today???
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:33 AM
 
Location: NC
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Not a major city. But my hometown of Columbia SC (Seems small because of SCs stupid annexation laws) but I'll post the city population peak.

112,542 in 1970
98,052 in 1990
129,272 in 2010

Pretty good growth considering very little has been annexed due to SC's strict requirements
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:41 AM
 
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do you have the stats? i know a lot of people moved out when it became murder capital of the world in the 70's and 80's. and for good reason. who would want to live in a crime-ridden place like Atlanta?
in 1970 Atlanta had 496,973
in 1980 Altanta had 425,022
in 2010 Atlanta had 420,003

*according to Wikipedia.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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Pittsburgh made a population comeback by cutting it's 1950 population in half. We have really bad traffic problems and I'm not looking forward to it getting twice as bad. We would do well to lose even more of the population.
Spoken like a true Pennsylvanian. "Bring on the stagnation and decline; there will be less traffic for me to deal with."
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