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Old 07-29-2012, 08:22 AM
 
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Correction, Syracuse would be the biggest city in SC in spite of the fact that it has the same land size as Greenville, give or take. Columbia, the biggest metro in SC, would only have about 20-25000 more people than the Syracuse metro, if Cayuga County was brought back to the Syracuse MSA. Columbia is a 6 county metro area.

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Old 07-29-2012, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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New York State actually has more space to fill
It does, but a lot of that space would not be a desirable place to live for a lot of people with the topography and climate.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:35 PM
 
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It does, but a lot of that space would not be a desirable place to live for a lot of people with the topography and climate.
True, as you have the fact of the Adirondacks and Catskills also taking up space in Upstate NY too. Climate will depend on one's preference, but I understand your point.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:37 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Nevada had the highest rate of growth, 35.1 percent.
Michigan was the only state to lose population from 2000 to 2010. It saw a 0.6 percent decline.
The South, already the largest of the four regions in population, grew the most, 14.3 percent. Slowest growing: the Northeast, with 3.2 percent.
The five largest states by population are California, Texas, New York, Florida and Illinois. New York is the only state that has ranked in the top five since the first census in 1790.
The five least populous states are Wyoming, Vermont, North Dakota, Alaska and South Dakota.
The five fastest-growing states are Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho and Texas.
The five slowest growing states are Michigan, Rhode Island, Louisiana, Ohio and New York.
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HobNob Nashville TN | 2010 Census: US Growth Slowest Since Depression
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:54 PM
 
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The highlights:

Nevada had the highest rate of growth, 35.1 percent.
Michigan was the only state to lose population from 2000 to 2010. It saw a 0.6 percent decline.
The South, already the largest of the four regions in population, grew the most, 14.3 percent. Slowest growing: the Northeast, with 3.2 percent.
The five largest states by population are California, Texas, New York, Florida and Illinois. New York is the only state that has ranked in the top five since the first census in 1790.
The five least populous states are Wyoming, Vermont, North Dakota, Alaska and South Dakota.
The five fastest-growing states are Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho and Texas.
The five slowest growing states are Michigan, Rhode Island, Louisiana, Ohio and New York.
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HobNob Nashville TN | 2010 Census: US Growth Slowest Since Depression
This still doesn't mean that the Northeast is losing people though.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:09 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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This still doesn't mean that the Northeast is losing people though.
This is the point that a lot of people will not easily concede, apparently.

Or if they do, then they will fail to understand that a region which already has a high population density (such as the northeast) generally will not gain population as quickly as a region that has a low population density.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:16 AM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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This is the point that a lot of people will not easily concede, apparently.

Or if they do, then they will fail to understand that a region which already has a high population density (such as the northeast) generally will not gain population as quickly as a region that has a low population density.



If you are talking about the region with the highest population then you are talking about the South.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:32 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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If you are talking about the region with the highest population then you are talking about the South.
The south has a lower population density than the northeast. The states from Maryland to Massachusetts make up the most densely populated region in the U.S.
That's why the northeast cannot add population as quickly as states in most other regions.

The south has a higher total population only because it's so many times larger in size.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:06 AM
 
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Using Philadelphia as an example even between 1975 and 2000 (all I could find quickly) the popuation dropped by 10% and the housing units only dropped by 4%. Both are on the rise today
That was an interesting aspect pointed out about Chicago as well in the 2010 census. People got all crazy that the city lost a lot of people, but then if you look the number of housing units only decreased by less than 1%.
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:05 PM
 
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The actual fact is that every state in the northeastern U.S. is GAINING population.

Here are the population changes of states which occurred from 2000 to 2011:

New York - 488,740

Pennsylvania - 461,832

New Jersey - 406,805

Massachusetts - 238,439

Maryland - 531,803

Connecticut - 175,144

Maine - 53,265

Rhode Island - 2983

Delaware - 123,535

Vermont - 17,604

New Hampshire - 82,408

The total population of all of these states is 62,257,022. I just wanted to set the record straight. :-)
Well fine, it's gaining in population. However the NE still sucks anyway you cut it.
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