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Old 07-11-2012, 05:54 PM
 
Location: N. Glendale, AZ
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One day I was looking at the population of phoenix on google public data, only to find out that according to the census phoenix has 1.6 million people in 2009, which was its projections for 2010, and now phoenix has 1.4 million, so i thought it wasn't true till I looked at this site: Top 50 Cities in the U.S. by Population and Rank — Infoplease.com. So now I am thinking it could be true, and phoenix isn't the only one, there is Mesa, AZ and Los Angeles, CA and Long Beach, CA and even Atlanta, which has lost population before. And then some of them lost between 2000 and 2005 and then gained between 2005 and 2010, what is up with this weird pattern? Some of the U.S. cities that have been growing for so long are now losing population.
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:59 PM
 
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Phoenix DID NOT lose population, neither did atlanta or Los angeles. Even the MSA's of these places grew tremendously. You are off on your estimates.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:07 PM
 
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Phoenix DID NOT lose population, neither did atlanta or Los angeles. Even the MSA's of these places grew tremendously. You are off on your estimates.
I believe that many "Sun Belt" cities were just overestimated and many Northern cities were underestimated prior to the 2010 census. Here's a website that shows the pattern that I am talking about: US2010

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Old 07-11-2012, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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there has been a lot of demographic shifts. Families are getting smaller, people are waiting longer to have kids (if they have kids). there are a lot of things to take into account
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:33 AM
 
Location: N. Glendale, AZ
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Phoenix DID NOT lose population, neither did atlanta or Los angeles. Even the MSA's of these places grew tremendously. You are off on your estimates.
those are not my estimates, I just concluded that with all of the articles, and for atlanta it is possible, since it has lost population before while its metro just left it hanging... and it is possible for phoenix to have lost population considering all of the 2005 estimates and then looking at the 2010 census.... but correct if I am wrong
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