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Old 10-28-2007, 12:34 PM
 
Location: DC Suburbs of Maryland (by way of PA)
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I find this hard to believe...
Rainrock is referring to 8th in ranking for world metropolitan economies, as opposed to comparing it against other nations' economies.
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Old 10-28-2007, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Rainrock is referring to 8th in ranking for world metropolitan economies, as opposed to comparing it against other nations' economies.

Correct Duderino. Heres the link from City Mayors website.

City Mayors: Richest cities in the world in 2020 by GDP


Richest cities and urban areas in 2005

Rank City/Urban area Country GDP in US$bn

1 Tokyo Japan 1191
2 New York USA 1133
3 Los Angeles USA 639
4 Chicago USA 460
5 Paris France 460
6 London UK 452
7 Osaka/Kobe Japan 341
8 Mexico City Mexico 315
9 Philadelphia USA 312
10 Washington DC USA 299
11 Boston USA 290
12 Dallas/Fort Worth USA 268
13 Buenos Aires Argentina 245
14 Hong Kong China 244
15 San Francisco/Oakland USA 242
16 Atlanta USA 236
17 Houston USA 235
18 Miami USA 231
19 Sao Paulo Brazil 225
20 Seoul South Korea 218



Rank City/Urban area Country Est GDP in [2020 in US$bn Est annual growth 2005-2020


1 Tokyo Japan 1602 2.0%
2 New York USA 1561 2.2%
3 Los Angeles USA 886 2.2%
4 London UK 708 3.0%
5 Chicago USA 645 2.3%
6 Paris France 611 1.9%
7 Mexico City Mexico 608 4.5%
8 Philadelphia USA 440 2.3%
9 Osaka/Kobe Japan 430 1.6%
10 Washington DC USA 426 2.4%
11 Buenos Aires Argentina 416 3.6%
12 Boston USA 413 2.4%
13 Sao Paulo Brazil 411 4.1%
14 Hong Kong China 407 3.5%
15 Dallas/Fort Worth USA 384 2.4%
16 Shanghai China 360 6.5%
17 Seoul South Korea 349 3.2%
18 Atlanta USA 347 2.6%
19 San Francisco/Oakland USA 346 2.4%
20 Houston USA 339 2.5%
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Old 10-29-2007, 11:10 AM
 
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How do you see Houston as declining from 'its pinnacle?'
>I< don't, dutch10 said that and I asked him the same question! (Read my previous email)
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Old 10-29-2007, 02:45 PM
 
Location: the midwest
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Very interesting indeed. I figured you meant metro areas, but I still didn't think Philly would be in the top ten. Thanks for enlightening me!

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Correct Duderino. Heres the link from City Mayors website.

City Mayors: Richest cities in the world in 2020 by GDP


Richest cities and urban areas in 2005

Rank City/Urban area Country GDP in US$bn

1 Tokyo Japan 1191
2 New York USA 1133
3 Los Angeles USA 639
4 Chicago USA 460
5 Paris France 460
6 London UK 452
7 Osaka/Kobe Japan 341
8 Mexico City Mexico 315
9 Philadelphia USA 312
10 Washington DC USA 299
11 Boston USA 290
12 Dallas/Fort Worth USA 268
13 Buenos Aires Argentina 245
14 Hong Kong China 244
15 San Francisco/Oakland USA 242
16 Atlanta USA 236
17 Houston USA 235
18 Miami USA 231
19 Sao Paulo Brazil 225
20 Seoul South Korea 218



Rank City/Urban area Country Est GDP in [2020 in US$bn Est annual growth 2005-2020


1 Tokyo Japan 1602 2.0%
2 New York USA 1561 2.2%
3 Los Angeles USA 886 2.2%
4 London UK 708 3.0%
5 Chicago USA 645 2.3%
6 Paris France 611 1.9%
7 Mexico City Mexico 608 4.5%
8 Philadelphia USA 440 2.3%
9 Osaka/Kobe Japan 430 1.6%
10 Washington DC USA 426 2.4%
11 Buenos Aires Argentina 416 3.6%
12 Boston USA 413 2.4%
13 Sao Paulo Brazil 411 4.1%
14 Hong Kong China 407 3.5%
15 Dallas/Fort Worth USA 384 2.4%
16 Shanghai China 360 6.5%
17 Seoul South Korea 349 3.2%
18 Atlanta USA 347 2.6%
19 San Francisco/Oakland USA 346 2.4%
20 Houston USA 339 2.5%
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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Washington DC is a pretty wretched spot for a city. It feels even more muggy than cities in Florida and Texas. And it's still infested with swamp bugs.
Yet it is very cold and snowy during the winter. Talk about the Worst of Both Worlds, they have both extremes of cold and hot. Unlivable, but the humidity feels like home and the rest of the East.
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:15 PM
 
Location: southern california
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By nose dive I mean lose its station at the height of power not necessarily decay.

Detroit has fallen the hardest in the last 50 years but what about Charleston? It was once the second wealthiest city by the end of colonial America. Now it's just a charming city.

IYO, what is the most fallen American city in all of American history?
vicksburg ms
stephen s
san diego ca
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:27 PM
 
Location: The better side of the Mason-Dixon Line
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Incorrect. Phoenix surpasssed Philadelphia in terms of population within each city's respective city limits, but in comparing metropolitan areas in accordance with 2006 U.S. Census Bureau data, Philly is still ahead of Phoenix by over 2 million people (and let's not even get into the murky issue of debating the practice of annexation of suburban areas that cities like Phoenix practice):

United States metropolitan area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Also, the Sun Belt is hitting a real estate slump and slowing population growth rates -- not to mention some recent concerns about natural disaster issues (drought, earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes, etc.) If this keep occurring year after year with greater magnitude, I hardly see the Sun Belt sustaining the growth that it has now.
That wikipedia link was pretty interesting. Under there the WAshington, D.C. area was 8th but don't people usually consider it the Baltimore-Washington area which would make it the 4th?

Also I'm read somewhere that by the 2012 census, the Las Vegas valley will be in the top 20 metro areas with the population increasing so much every year.

I'm surprised that the North Carolina Triangle didn't rank that high up as one of the largest metro areas. I guess maybe even though it covers a large area its not densely populated.
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:29 PM
 
Location: The better side of the Mason-Dixon Line
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Yet it is very cold and snowy during the winter. Talk about the Worst of Both Worlds, they have both extremes of cold and hot. Unlivable, but the humidity feels like home and the rest of the East.
I live near DC and its not the summers that make me want to leave, its the winters. Summer is my favorite season here, just give me some ice cream and shade and I have no trouble being outdoors. Starting November though I'm cooped up indoors all the way till April.

No matter everyone wants to move to the Sunbelt.
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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That wikipedia link was pretty interesting. Under there the WAshington, D.C. area was 8th but don't people usually consider it the Baltimore-Washington area which would make it the 4th?
Washington D.C.'s MSA is ranked 8th.
MSA- Metropolitan Statistical Area

Baltimore-Washington CSA is ranked 4th.
CSA- Combined Statistical Area


In the last Census in 2000, they split Washington and Baltimore into two different MSAs. So now each is it's own metro, even though they are 30 minutes from each other.
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Old 11-14-2008, 05:46 PM
 
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St. Louis has nosedived alot. Who would think that a city that host the 1904 Summer Olympics and the 1902 World Fair and home to Budweiser would turn into one of the murder capitals of America and lose more than half of its population and jobs since after WWII.
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