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View Poll Results: Which cities will become popular for their affordability in the coming years?
Providence 6 8.22%
Albany 0 0%
Buffalo 3 4.11%
Richmond 14 19.18%
Greensboro 7 9.59%
Columbus OH 19 26.03%
Indianapolis 10 13.70%
Cincinnati 9 12.33%
St Louis 5 6.85%
Kansas City 8 10.96%
Milwaukee 3 4.11%
Oklahoma City 6 8.22%
Omaha 8 10.96%
Des Moines 6 8.22%
Birmingham 5 6.85%
Winston Salem 6 8.22%
Columbia SC 7 9.59%
Greenville-Spartanburg 14 19.18%
Knoxville 7 9.59%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 73. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-09-2017, 01:34 PM
 
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And as I pointed out in that thread, all Oklahoma City needed to increase its 18 to 34-year-old population in that timeframe is for the number of 3-19 year-olds to outnumber 18-34 year olds in the year 2000. Generation X are a much smaller generation than millennials, so City could increase its 18 to 34 population in that timeframe without a single millennial moving into the city.
The population is increasing at a faster than average rate. It's not known for being a retirement destination.
It would stand to reason there has to be some migration inflow from that age range. I think don't think it's a fair statement to dismiss it as simply native's growing up. You may look down on the city because of some stigma's but I see no evidence that it's not gaining in this demographic the way other cities are.
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:44 PM
 
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The population is increasing at a faster than average rate. It's not known for being a retirement destination.
It would stand to reason there has to be some migration inflow from that age range. I think don't think it's a fair statement to dismiss it as simply native's growing up. You may look down on the city because of some stigma's but I see no evidence that it's not gaining in this demographic the way other cities are.
I'm not trying to bash OKC. I've never been, and have no real impression of the city. I was just pointing out that that particular metric does not show what the article purports it to show.
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:52 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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The population is increasing at a faster than average rate. It's not known for being a retirement destination.
It would stand to reason there has to be some migration inflow from that age range. I think don't think it's a fair statement to dismiss it as simply native's growing up. You may look down on the city because of some stigma's but I see no evidence that it's not gaining in this demographic the way other cities are.
It's not a great retirement destination because it's one of the ugliest places in the entire country and the has some of the worst weather, accounting for the cold winters, brutally hot summers, and severe weather season in the spring.

In terms of Millennials, its by no means a hotspot for young people but it isn't doing as poorly as most people might think. A lot of people choose it because its cheap, there is less competition for employment, and its much easier to get into the real estate market than in more desirable and established cities. It also doesn't seam as limiting if you are from a small town and OKC is a popular destination for young people from rural Oklahoma and surrounding states.
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:08 PM
 
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Is Providence cheap?
By Northeast US standards and weirdly it flies under the radar given it's close proximity to Boston (one hour).
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:11 PM
 
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No Louisville? Peter will be angry.
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Agreed. As does the often forgotten Grand Rapids, which has already been seeing a steady flow of transplants looking to escape for a while now.
I agree I did "overlook" Grand Rapids but purposely left off Louisville because it's already booming and wouldn't expect for it in the future to maintain it's current low cost of living. The point was to identify cities not currently in "boom mode" and predict the next wave so to speak.
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:30 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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I agree I did "overlook" Grand Rapids but purposely left off Louisville because it's already booming and wouldn't expect for it in the future to maintain it's current low cost of living. The point was to identify cities not currently in "boom mode" and predict the next wave so to speak.
I don't think it's completely booming yet, it's definitely on its way and on the rise.

That being said, I get where you're coming from.
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Maybe a better indicator is that OKC's educated, young people (25-34 w/Bachelor's) has grown by 33.8% from 2010-2015, while that age bracket as a whole grew 16.1%, per the Census.
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I agree I did "overlook" Grand Rapids but purposely left off Louisville because it's already booming and wouldn't expect for it in the future to maintain it's current low cost of living. The point was to identify cities not currently in "boom mode" and predict the next wave so to speak.
Is it booming like that? I mean there's only a few people who really about it on CD.
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:48 PM
 
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Providence has such an awesome location being located between New York City and Boston that it's just a matter of time before Providence becomes super expensive and popular.
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:48 PM
 
Location: IN
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The population is increasing at a faster than average rate. It's not known for being a retirement destination.
It would stand to reason there has to be some migration inflow from that age range. I think don't think it's a fair statement to dismiss it as simply native's growing up. You may look down on the city because of some stigma's but I see no evidence that it's not gaining in this demographic the way other cities are.
Oklahoma City and the county it resides in is also much younger than the US as a whole with a high birth rate.
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