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Old 05-25-2013, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Some people think Dallas is the second largest city in Texas.
It is not. San Antonio actually has more people and not slowing down.

If the growth rates continue Dallas may be passed by both Austin and Fort Worth.
The two had aggressive annexation policies last decade and have lots of room to grow.

Dallas is landlocked and all the multifamily units are being occupird by singles while families flock to the burbs.

I wouldnt be surprised if the cities were as follows in 3030

1. Houston 2.7M
2. San Antonio 1.8M
3. Austin 1.3M
4. Fort Worth 1.25M
5. Dallas 1.2M
6. El Paso 880K
7. Arlington 450K
8. Plano 450K
9. Corpus Christi 400K
10. Laredo 350K
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:01 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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1.1 million in Raleigh msa
2.3 million in Charlotte msa.

Charlotte is twice as big as Raleigh and denser. Trust me , it feels much larger....
If you want to cherry pick stats, it can come back to bite you.
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:29 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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LA surpassed SF in like the 1920's. Since then the gap has increased by a W-I-D-E margin. SF hasn't even hit 850K while Los Angeles is pushing 4 Million. The growth of San Jose and San Diego are pretty benign compared to LA. LA will never be surpassed in CA and by city proper population LA is more than twice the size of the next largest city in the state. The Bay Area is the ONLY reason IMO why LA is not a 'Primate City' in CA.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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Atlanta isn't a real big city, it's projected to be surpassed in population by Athens, Georgia by the year 2030.
Atlanta isn't a real big city??? Lol. Umm, please tell me how you came to that conclusion because as country and sprawly as it may be, it is a "real" big city.
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Charlotte again!!
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As illustrated above....many Charlotte people are very insecure about the fact that the Raleigh/Triangle area is growing at a faster rate than Charlotte's and that the gap between the two narrows every year. I don't really know why they are so bothered by this as the rampant growth of the Triangle is actually pretty unflattering and was one of the reasons why we left several years ago. But still, Charlotte's metro does not feel much larger than the Triangle (as a whole, not the arbitrarily defined Raleigh MSA which is separate from the Durham-Chapel Hill MSA even though the two function as one metropolitan region in every sense of the word); and that's because it isn't that much bigger.

Uuuh , none of us are insecure about Raleigh at all. Too be honest Raleigh is not even in the same league or tier. Our metro is bigger by over a million people sooo..... Lol


FYI: Charlottes MSA has 2.3 million in 3,200 sq miles.

Raleigh has 1.1 million in 5,000 sq miles

Again soooooo......
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Charlotte again!!
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If you want to cherry pick stats, it can come back to bite you.

Uuuuh what stat has been cherry picked. Uh census numbers don't lie. Fine lets use GDP from 2010:
Raleigh: 45 million GDP
Charlotte: 117 million GDP

By the way Charlottes has added an additional 600,000 people in the 2012 msa so you are looking at least another 25 million in gdp soooo...
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Jersey City will pass Newark at some point.
Yes, in 2080 if recent growth rates continue.
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:55 PM
 
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Nice to see that this has turned into a full-blown Charlotte/Raleigh slap fight.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:45 AM
 
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Nice to see that this has turned into a full-blown Charlotte/Raleigh slap fight.
Most threads become Philly VS DC at least this is refreshing.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:40 PM
 
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As illustrated above....many Charlotte people are very insecure about the fact that the Raleigh/Triangle area is growing at a faster rate than Charlotte's and that the gap between the two narrows every year.
Please don't generalize "many" people from Charlotte based on one user's post. I'm from Charlotte, and I adore the growth in both Charlotte and Triangle (and Triad), and I won't mind if the Triangle one day surpassed Charlotte in population one day. Matter of fact, I doubt most people in Charlotte would care either way (or simply not know).

With that said, it's interesting to note that while the Triangle's CSA has added a few more people than Charlotte in the past two years, Charlotte did add more people between 2000 and 2010. Both metros are basically in a virtual tie, and it could go either way within the next couple of decades. I do see Charlotte maintaining the title of the largest city in North Carolina, and Wake County becoming the largest county in the state. As long as Raleigh's and Durham's MSA remain separated, neither will ever pass Charlotte's MSA population. If you're going by CSA, going by the most recent growing trends, it'll probably take more than two or three decades for Raleigh's CSA to pass Charlotte's (they've added 6k more people in the last two years than Charlotte has). This is also ignoring any possible definition changes, like any counties that get added or dropped to either city's CSA/MSA.
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