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)
 
 
Old 06-02-2012, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
3,895 posts, read 4,570,760 times
Reputation: 957

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by west336 View Post
Not sure you should be laughing....you're still lagging behind Columbus (an equal by any measure) and Minneapolis-St. Paul if you base it on percentages.

In the end, nobody in the Midwest is a true "winner" here!
Minnneapolis is interesting.
#1 it has a very very very diverse economy. almost as diverse as Chicago's
2nd Minneasota is controlled by it so as with Indy but to a less degree people within the state move to the Capital.
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-02-2012, 10:11 PM
 
3,723 posts, read 3,880,962 times
Reputation: 2774
Quote:
Originally Posted by LongIslandPerson View Post
The only way I can see people moving to Miami is to retire. Since Miami's economy/job market is severely battered by the recession.
I wonder how much of an effect the massive amount of cheap (re: severely depressed prices on the empty condo towers) housing stock has had, people buying second homes in the area. Do these lists count for permanent residents only?
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-03-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati(Silverton)
1,584 posts, read 2,383,300 times
Reputation: 656
This same organization was off the entire past decade with these numbers. I don't believe them one bit.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2012, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
3,895 posts, read 4,570,760 times
Reputation: 957
Quote:
Originally Posted by unusualfire View Post
This same organization was off the entire past decade with these numbers. I don't believe them one bit.

i agree.
First they overestimate Atlanta by about 10%
Then they underestimate Indianapolis by about 5%
Census needs a better method of tracking population or it should just resort to the 10 year census.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2012, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
5,530 posts, read 10,140,743 times
Reputation: 2384
Don't they do a less-intensive 5 yr Census?
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-07-2012, 05:04 PM
 
1,017 posts, read 2,122,164 times
Reputation: 729
Looks like I'm going to have to get out of the LA area and go somewhere else!
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-07-2012, 06:12 PM
 
6,418 posts, read 10,866,255 times
Reputation: 6687
Quote:
Originally Posted by Broadrippleguy View Post
i agree.
First they overestimate Atlanta by about 10%
Then they underestimate Indianapolis by about 5%
Census needs a better method of tracking population or it should just resort to the 10 year census.
You know, the Census isn't 100% accurate, either.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-08-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
11,810 posts, read 18,807,465 times
Reputation: 11136
Quote:
Originally Posted by TAM88 View Post
I wonder how much of an effect the massive amount of cheap (re: severely depressed prices on the empty condo towers) housing stock has had, people buying second homes in the area. Do these lists count for permanent residents only?
For the urban areas of Miami, the cheap housing is over. In fact, property values in the city core and the beach communities are rising. For instance, the sales price of the exact floor plan as mine in my building has risen $90,000 over the last three sales. To confirm that the increase is real, the latest and highest sale of the three was on the lowest floor with the worst view. The prices were also sequential with the oldest sale being the lowest sales price of the three.

The suburbs are still struggling as there isn't really any demand from second home owners with deep pockets. While some out of state buyers will choose to make Miami their official residence, many others will not because it requires one to actually reside in Florida 6 months +1 day per year. Many second home buyers can't meet that qualification.

Only full time residents are counted for population projection purposes.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-08-2012, 01:50 PM
 
29,944 posts, read 27,386,421 times
Reputation: 18522
Quote:
Originally Posted by nashvols View Post
You know, the Census isn't 100% accurate, either.
No, but definitely more accurate than the yearly American Community Survey estimates.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-08-2012, 03:42 PM
 
6,418 posts, read 10,866,255 times
Reputation: 6687
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mutiny77 View Post
No, but definitely more accurate than the yearly American Community Survey estimates.
Which, interestingly enough, comes from the Census Bureau.

Personally, I think estimates are about as good as the "official count." Nothing is going to be 100% accurate until we all get planted with microchips. Just look at some of the large adjustments the Census Bureau has made in the past when they have undercounted. The main problem with the full count is that it is always less, not more. Sometimes it's off by 5 digits.
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.


 
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.
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