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Old 03-13-2017, 02:44 PM
 
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Anyone familiar with population stats could answer this. Which places (states or metro areas) get a lot of hype on city-data as beeing fast growing booming areas but in reality are growing slower than the hype would indicate? What places get little talk or notice (or even disrepect) on C-D but are growing faster than expected?
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Old 03-13-2017, 03:44 PM
 
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Georgia is still growing at a brisk pace, but this decade so far is the slowest it's grown since the 1950s.

On the flip side, I think Massachusetts is growing faster than most people realize.
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:59 PM
 
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Fresno has been growing steadily but it is expecting to have another boom in population soon.

Why? Lots of young people and room for growth. Lots of metros are booming now but are going to be slowing down in growth soon because they will be lacking young people or space.

Fresno's median age is 28. One of the youngest in the nation. Edit: [29 for 2016]
Young and hip Portland = 36.9 years

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Old 03-13-2017, 07:54 PM
 
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Fresno has been growing steadily but it is expecting to have another boom in population soon.

Why? Lots of young people and room for growth. Lots of metros are booming now but are going to be slowing down in growth soon because they will be lacking young people or space.

Fresno's median age is 28. One of the youngest in the nation. Edit: [29 for 2016]
Young and hip Portland = 36.9 years
Aren't most places with large Hispanic populations younger than average? Latinos have children, white hipsters not so much.
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Old 03-14-2017, 05:36 AM
 
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Anyone familiar with population stats could answer this. Which places (states or metro areas) get a lot of hype on city-data as beeing fast growing booming areas but in reality are growing slower than the hype would indicate? What places get little talk or notice (or even disrepect) on C-D but are growing faster than expected?
Fort Myers-Cape Coral FL, Jacksonville FL, Tampa-St Petersburg FL, Myrtle Beach-Conway SC, Mobile AL and Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo UT are some of the top 20 in population growth currently (2010-2015 stats).
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:21 AM
 
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Fort Myers-Cape Coral FL, Jacksonville FL, Tampa-St Petersburg FL, Myrtle Beach-Conway SC, Mobile AL and Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo UT are some of the top 20 in population growth currently (2010-2015 stats).
Of all those, Mobile surprised me the most.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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Of all those, Mobile surprised me the most.
Mobile has actually achieved very little growth since 2010, but the neighboring Daphne metro area (Baldwin County, AL) is expanding quickly. Part of the Daphne metro includes areas within a short commuting distance to Mobile, but the southern and eastern parts of the county (e.g. Gulf Shores) are arguably more linked with the Pensacola metro.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:11 AM
 
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I know there are more than a few people who are under the impression that Tucson is growing fast because it's an Arizona city. 2010-2015 growth rate of just over 3% puts it behind several Midwest metros like Des Moines 9.35%, Omaha 5.77%, Madison 5.94%, MSP 5.25%, Grand Rapids 5.02%, Indy 5.35%, and Columbus 6.29%.
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:29 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Mobile has actually achieved very little growth since 2010, but the neighboring Daphne metro area (Baldwin County, AL) is expanding quickly. Part of the Daphne metro includes areas within a short commuting distance to Mobile, but the southern and eastern parts of the county (e.g. Gulf Shores) are arguably more linked with the Pensacola metro.
With a cursory check of the data for MSAs and CSAs, I'm just not seeing the growth for Mobile being "top 20" material.
The CSA has grown .75% on average per year since 2010
The MSA has grown .1% on average per year since 2010

The Daphne-Fairhope-Foley MSA has had a very rapid average annual growth rate of 2.14% but it's a MSA that has only recently broken 200,000 people. It's hard to compare that to 2%+ annual growth rates of much larger metros.

All that said, these two being different MSAs seems ridiculous. It looks like the majority of the population borders the bay but the MSAs are split right down the middle of it with Mobile sitting on the border of the two.

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Old 03-14-2017, 11:24 AM
 
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Some people seem to believe El Paso and Hidalgo county are growing fast because they are large-ish cities in Texas with Hispanic majorities (who do tend to have higher fertility rates). However, El Paso, which was recently surpassed by Hidalgo (I know it's called McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, but that's too long), has grown less than 5% and Hidalgo only by about 8 or 9% in the last five years.
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