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Old 12-27-2018, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Killeen, Tx
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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus...now-about.html

According to the local regional planning commission, Columbus hit 902,674 this year, growing 22,000 2017-2018. That's quite an acceleration from the 15K+ the census estimated for 2016-2017. That kind of growth would allow them to hit a million within 5 years. What's interesting is that their estimates tend to be too low. Pretty decent for a Midwestern city, and definitely booming.
Columbus is a city I've heard a lot of good things about. Definitely a place I'd like to check out.
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Old 12-27-2018, 10:34 PM
 
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I'm gonna throw an odd entry into this thread...Dayton, Ohio...an often overlooked metro of roughly 1,000,000 that is rapidly merging with Cincinnati to the South, eventually forming the northern pillar of a 3,000,000 metro.

To the east an hour is booming Columbus....to the west 1.5 hours a booming Indy.


How many legacy American cities of 1,000,000 that gave birth to the airplane lie between 3 2,000,000-person metros, and are merging with one?

Incredible bones, great riverfront, Dayton might again become a household name.
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Old 12-28-2018, 06:29 AM
 
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I'm gonna throw an odd entry into this thread...Dayton, Ohio...an often overlooked metro of roughly 1,000,000 that is rapidly merging with Cincinnati to the South, eventually forming the northern pillar of a 3,000,000 metro.

To the east an hour is booming Columbus....to the west 1.5 hours a booming Indy.


How many legacy American cities of 1,000,000 that gave birth to the airplane lie between 3 2,000,000-person metros, and are merging with one?

Incredible bones, great riverfront, Dayton might again become a household name.



I don't know about that one. I think Columbus growth will suck growth away from Dayton in the competition for Ohio residents. I see Cincinnati doing the same, with its old dense walk able areas like Over the Rhine. I think Cinci has great potential......kind of like does Pittsburgh. Old cities with preserved architecture, I believe, will eventually boom again because they already have the core density that many "new" sunbelt cities are trying to create. Architecture that is old and preserved and architecture that is new will be coveted the most. All those places with 70's, 80's and 90's architecture are passe. Old cities like Cincinnati have something that can't be replicated in Austin.
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Old 12-28-2018, 04:58 PM
 
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Dayton like many peer cities suffered a great deal over the past few decades but estimates are that its population is stabilizing...downtown has really turned a corner...they simply cant build units fast enough..virtually no vacancy. Companies are beginning to return to the core, momentum is greatly improving.

Dayton's proximity to Cincy Indy and CBus is a double-edged sword, having certainly siphoned off talent. However, life in a rapidly improving downtown Dayton offers residents a wealth of daytripping options and adds to the regional dynamism that Dayton sits in the middle of....how effectively the city manages this advantage is key to its revitalization trajectory.
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Old 12-28-2018, 05:24 PM
 
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Although population numbers are important when creating a threshold for major city status, population numbers are only relative for a certain time period/location. For instance many cities in China have populations in the millions, but most of those are not "major" only once you get into the tens of millions are they "major". like wise when looking in the past if using today's standards there would only be a couple if any major cities. So more precisely you have to look at the percentage of population of the country living in that city, but to make things a little bit easier to calculate I'll be looking at the top 30 cities.

If population growth rates since 2010 continue for the next 20 years (which they won't) these will be the biggest gainers in terms of rank.

City: rank increase | 2017 pop [rank] | 2038 pop [rank]
Austin: +10 | 2,115,827 [31] | 3,964,223 [21]
Nashville: +7 | 1,903,045 [36] | 2,811,291 [29]
Orlando: +3 | 2,509,831 [23] | 4,080,897 [20]
Las Vegas: +3 | 2,204,079 [28] | 3,176,883 [25]
Phoenix: +2 | 4,737,270 [11] | 6,831,764 [9]
San Antonio: +2 | 2,473,974 [24] | 3,808,927 [22]
Columbus: +2 | 2,078,725 [32] | 2,713,553 [30]

Almost there
Raleigh: +7 | 1,335,079 [43] | 2,199,159 [36]
San Jose: +4 | 1,998,463 [35] | 2,573,138 [31]
Jacksonville: +3 | 1,504,980 [40] | 2,105,340 [37]

Honorable mentions
Myrtle Beach, SC: +32 | 464,165 [114] | 868,181 [82]
Cape Coral, FL: +28 | 739,224 [77] | 1,260,528 [49]
Charleston, SC: +24 | 775,831 [74] | 1,234,316 [50]
North Port, FL: +20 | 804,690 [72] | 1,210,473 [52]
Provo, UT: +19 | 617,675 [91] | 995,631 [72]
Boise, ID: +18 | 709,845 [80] | 1,083,251 [62]
Fayetteville, AR: +18 | 537,463 [104] | 839,575 [86]
Lakeland, FL: +13 | 686,483 [82] | 1,017,590 [69]
Des Moines, IA: +12 | 645,911 [88] | 941,666 [76]
Colorado Springs, CO: +11 | 723,878 [79] | 1,020,269 [68]
Major cities are usually considered places reaching a million, a 10 million city is called a megacity which is another topic.
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