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Old 08-11-2016, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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What cities could see huge increases in population due to annexation sometime in the near future? Or already have very recently?

Here is a PDF that shows potential annexation areas (PAA) in King County, though slightly outdated since Kirkland, Kent, Burien and possibly Samammish and Bellevue already annexed the areas that the document mentions.
https://your.kingcounty.gov/budget/a.../08AGRCh7b.pdf

Using the population numbers from the document from 2008 and the city population from 2010 this is what we get

City: before / after

Renton: 90,927 / 141,727

Federal Way: 89,306 / 110,706

*the North Highline area is outdated since burien annexed the southern half back in 2009, Seattle will now be annexing the other half, especially since the state is give Seattle a $7 million incentive. and accoriding to the following article the area has between 17-18,000 people, so I will be using 2015 stats for Seattle. White Center could become part of Seattle, thanks to money from Legislature | The Seattle Times

Seattle: 684,451 / 701,451 - 702,451

And here are the difference between 2010 and 2015 for Burien, Kirkland and Kent

Kent: 92,411 / 126,952

Kirkland: 48,787 / 87,281

Burien: 33,313 / 50,467
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Old 08-11-2016, 10:11 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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The last large city / country merger was Louisville KY back in 2003. All in all it's been a positive thing, I'm surprised so few other cities haven't followed suit.
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Old 08-11-2016, 10:15 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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The last large city / country merger was Louisville KY back in 2003. All in all it's been a positive thing, I'm surprised so few other cities haven't followed suit.
It would depend on the state. Pittsburgh would have difficulty because of all the much smaller municipalities surrounding it.

In other cases what would the advantage be for a County, which likely is wealthier with better schools and other services, to be annexed/merged with a city which probably is lacking in those characteristics.

Any annexation has to be beneficial to both parties.
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Old 08-11-2016, 10:20 AM
 
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The last large city / country merger was Louisville KY back in 2003. All in all it's been a positive thing, I'm surprised so few other cities haven't followed suit.
I believe that many are considering it. I know that Syracuse/Onondaga County has: https://www.cgr.org/consensuscny/
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Old 08-11-2016, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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I believe it's practically speaking impossible for any city in the Northeast to expand its boundaries now. It would require getting the incorporated suburbs to vote in favor, which is essentially impossible, even in cases where the "suburb" is lower-income and would benefit from the merger.

In contrast, my understanding is in the South/West, it's pretty easy to annex land without a vote, as long as you get the okay from the property owner (sometimes, even without the property owner's consent).

The Midwest tends to be more all over the map. Some cities, like Cleveland, Chicago, or Milwaukee, are completely hemmed in by incorporated municipalities. Others, like Columbus, Kansas City, and Omaha, can expand as freely as southern/western cities.
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Old 08-11-2016, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Santa Fe added 13,200 residents in 2014 due to an annexation. The city went from having about 69,000 residents to 82,000. This is part of an agreement for annexation between the city and Santa Fe County. There will be more annexations in the future.
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Old 08-11-2016, 04:41 PM
 
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I believe it's practically speaking impossible for any city in the Northeast to expand its boundaries now. It would require getting the incorporated suburbs to vote in favor, which is essentially impossible, even in cases where the "suburb" is lower-income and would benefit from the merger.

In contrast, my understanding is in the South/West, it's pretty easy to annex land without a vote, as long as you get the okay from the property owner (sometimes, even without the property owner's consent).

The Midwest tends to be more all over the map. Some cities, like Cleveland, Chicago, or Milwaukee, are completely hemmed in by incorporated municipalities. Others, like Columbus, Kansas City, and Omaha, can expand as freely as southern/western cities.
In New England that it the case, the one loophole I've heard of is a town or city is running a huge deficit or bankrupt. There was talk of Chelsea being annexed by Boston in the 90's and Central Falls RI being annexed by Pawtucket RI a few years ago because of financial stress. Although nothing ever came of either situation.
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Old 08-11-2016, 05:45 PM
 
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In New England that it the case, the one loophole I've heard of is a town or city is running a huge deficit or bankrupt. There was talk of Chelsea being annexed by Boston in the 90's and Central Falls RI being annexed by Pawtucket RI a few years ago because of financial stress. Although nothing ever came of either situation.
You would still need each towns consent.
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Another city that will have huge growth due to annexation is Vancouver, WA here is a pdf file showing the area they want to annex http://www.cityofvancouver.us/sites/...007_update.pdf

based off of that map I found the CDP and their population.

Vancouver: 172,860

Salmon Creek: 19,686
Orchards: 19,556
Five Corners: 18,159
Walnut Grove: 9,790
Minnehaha: 9,771
Hazel Dell North: 9,261
Mount Vista: 7,850
Mill Plain: 7,400
Felida: 7,385
Hazel Dell South: 6,605
Lake Shore: 6,571
Barberton: 5,661

Total PAA: 127,695
Vancouver+PAA: 300,555

I don't know how they will pull it off, but Vancouver, WA will become the 2nd largest city in the state.
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Old 08-11-2016, 10:20 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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When the Republicans took over the state of NC in the 2010 elections, one of the things that they did was put the kibosh on (practically) at-will annexation by cities. This has slowed annexation in its fastest growing cities to a slow crawl. Nonetheless, the cities still grow. While I believe the action was political punishment to cities for not being on their side of the spectrum, I think that it has actually served the cities well because they have to densify to grow their tax bases. The lesson being learned is that annexation isn't always required to grow.
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