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Old 10-26-2013, 12:21 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I don't think any city will catch NY....contrary to popular believe there still is alot of room in LA for growth. However, 6 million people is A LOT especially if NY keeps gaining people. I don't want LA to be that big anyway. I like the fact that it is a mix of densities and you can feel like you in parts of NY or MIA depending what part of the city you are in.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I do think that LA will surpass NYC one day. The question is: do we want it to? It will be too crowded and dirty! And when will it happen?
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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NYC>LA>Chicago>DMV>SF>Boston>Dallas>Houston, yeah I guess you're right.
Uh no.

Learn your MSA's.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:12 AM
 
Location: The City
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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.

Maybe it will, though technically the Philly MSA/CSA connects to the NYC CSA by way way of Burlington County NJ already (exceeding 15% into a NYC with Mercer which is now above 25% - the Census did not make the connection because they determined the historical areas should remain sperate) but that would be an additinional 7.2 Million to NYC based on pure stats
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:06 PM
 
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Uh no.

Learn your MSA's.
CSA's tell the real story, Houston is small potatoes sorry bud
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:18 PM
 
Location: sumter
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L.A. county have a population of 9.8 million people alone. all they would have to do is consolidate city and county proper like they have in philly and in a few other major cities then it will be the largest city in the u.s. by over a million people.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:23 PM
 
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L.A. county have a population of 9.8 million people alone. all they would have to do is consolidate city and county proper like they have in philly and in a few other major cities then it will be the largest city in the u.s. by over a million people.
Actually there are parts of the city that want to secede, so your scenario will never happen.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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L.A. county have a population of 9.8 million people alone. all they would have to do is consolidate city and county proper like they have in philly and in a few other major cities then it will be the largest city in the u.s. by over a million people.
Comparing LA County to Philly isn't really a good analogy. The city of Los Angeles annexing LA county would be like Philly annexing all of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:55 PM
 
Location: The City
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Comparing LA County to Philly isn't really a good analogy. The city of Los Angeles annexing LA county would be like Philly annexing all of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Yeah Philadelphia is today about 1/3rd the and area of LA the city. LA County is really large if you include the Mountains and desserts. Still a highly developed area though
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:05 PM
 
Location: sumter
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Comparing LA County to Philly isn't really a good analogy. The city of Los Angeles annexing LA county would be like Philly annexing all of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
the city of Philadelphia and the county of Philadelphia share the same boundaries or coterminous with each other or a consolidated city and county like Denver, san Francisco, and Jacksonville fl. I was only saying that is the only way I can see L.A. overtaking nyc in population. i'm sure that wont happen just throwing that out there.
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