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Old 10-25-2013, 09:08 PM
 
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Hmmm, so it seems you already knew the answer just wanted to hear others say it.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:11 PM
 
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In the last decade NYC has gained 1,000,000 people where as Los Angeles has gained around 250,000 so at that rate I would say hell no.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:11 PM
 
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No, never.

LA will always play 2nd fiddle.
NYC>LA>Chicago>DMV>SF>Boston>Dallas>Houston, yeah I guess you're right.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:13 PM
 
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Yeah, but I keep hearing people say "Los angeles will overtake New York in population in our lifetimes". Will New York always be "Americas city"?
Who are these people you speak of?
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:50 AM
 
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Not in my lifetime! NYC will always be America's largest city and metro in the forseeable future!
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:10 AM
 
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It would have to be done through large amounts of land annexation since LA doesn't have the structural density to compete with NYC.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Los Angeles did become the largest metro area in the early 1990s, but then the omb decided to change the criteria for combining and so NY was able to merge with a bunch of surrounding metros to create the behemoth we see now.

So LA was 1st for a while, fyi.

As far as the future, NY is soooo huge now that for the LA MSA it will take a while if ever, but as far as CSA(Combined Statistical Area), I say probably it will surpass NY but it will take a while.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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It would have to be done through large amounts of land annexation since LA doesn't have the structural density to compete with NYC.
Structural density has nothing to do with how metro areas are determined.

It all depends on counties and how many people from one county commute to another.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:49 AM
 
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Los Angeles did become the largest metro area in the early 1990s, but then the omb decided to change the criteria for combining and so NY was able to merge with a bunch of surrounding metros to create the behemoth we see now.
This isn't true. In fact, the gap between LA and NYC was even bigger 20 years ago.

And it doesn't even make any sense. There are no sizable metros that have merged with the NYC metro area. The big ones like Philly and Hartford (or even Scranton) aren't part of the metro area. The only metro area that joined with the NYC area in recent years was Allentown, and it was just this year (and Allentown isn't that big).

The addition of CSAs actually helped LA much more than NYC, and somewhat closed the relative gap. If you look at the more traditional MSA measurement, NYC was about twice the size in the 1990's.

In short, the OMB changes helped LA more than any other metro area in the U.S., but still, there's a huge gap between the two cities, by any measure (city proper, MSA, or CSA).
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:12 PM
 
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This isn't true. In fact, the gap between LA and NYC was even bigger 20 years ago.

And it doesn't even make any sense. There are no sizable metros that have merged with the NYC metro area. The big ones like Philly and Hartford (or even Scranton) aren't part of the metro area. The only metro area that joined with the NYC area in recent years was Allentown, and it was just this year (and Allentown isn't that big).

The addition of CSAs actually helped LA much more than NYC, and somewhat closed the relative gap. If you look at the more traditional MSA measurement, NYC was about twice the size in the 1990's.

In short, the OMB changes helped LA more than any other metro area in the U.S., but still, there's a huge gap between the two cities, by any measure (city proper, MSA, or CSA).
But nyc will be America's equivalent of London, Toronto, Tokyo,etc right?
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