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Old 06-04-2009, 12:05 PM
 
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They said that Waterloo, IA would gain exactly 6 people between 2010 and 2015. How can they be so sure about that? This seems a little bit shady to me...
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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There is a rule that no thread can go more than 7 posts without NYC being mentioned, no matter how irrelevant it may be. Check the terms of service.
The OP stated do you believe the numbers for your city seems to be right.

Yeah, a person from NYC, is going to talk about Houston.
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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I'm actually kinda wondering why my hometown Columbus, GA is one of a handful of sunbelt cities projected to lose population actually the largest percentage of population loss almost 10% between 2005 and 2025. Of course I've left and I know others have too. Kinda sad since I love Columbus but had to leave since I coudn't find a real job after college.

Interstingly enough my new home in the DC area is projected to add almost another million people. In otherwords our horrible traffic in Northern Virginia will only get worse while Columbus's traffic gets better.
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:00 PM
 
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There are plenty of "NYC vs. some random city" threads in which posters from that "random city" projects their city to be either bigger than NYC, or NYC will be home to 3 people 2 cats, and Partridge in a pear tree.
Actually, at current growth rates, by 2088, Austin - that's in Texas - will be larger than NYC. They double their population every 20 years.
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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There are plenty of "NYC vs. some random city" threads in which posters from that "random city" projects their city to be either bigger than NYC, or NYC will be home to 3 people 2 cats, and Partridge in a pear tree.

True. A lot of people from Texas always say how we're losing population because apparently tons of people are flocking down south. Well, not enough for us to be losing population
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Actually, at current growth rates, by 2088, Austin - that's in Texas - will be larger than NYC. They double their population every 20 years.

Uh huh, right... You do know that there's a new WTC being built, right? This is going to increase the population even more, with the new jobs that will be opening up downtown. That site didn't factor in that either.
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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bizjournals: Projected population of 250 U.S. metros (http://www.bizjournals.com/specials/pages/257.html - broken link)

think the projection is accurate for your city?

For Indianapolis this is severely inaccurate.The Indianapolis Metropolitan Area already has a population of 2.1M people.
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I think McAllen will have far more than only one million people by then.
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:23 PM
 
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It's important to note these are not official Census estimates, these were done by "bizjournals.com"

an accurate observation, danwxman.

for those who are interested, refer to the brookings institute and their latest information on migration patterns. it seems, as they report, that the sunbelt states are beginning, by and large, to slow down in population increase, particularly in the southern states, w/ the exception of the large texas 5 and the atlanta, georgia metropolitan area. from memory, i believe tampa and miami are noted as continued "boom-type" growth areas. the big news, according to the brookings report, is the turn around of some of the large northeastern metropolitan areas, their inner cities, and their downtowns. philadelphia, pittsburgh, and cleveland were some of the cities mentioned. this growth trend began in late 2005. in
2007, small to moderate gains were being seen in many of these cities.
boston was noticed for a gain in its inner city population, as was chicago.
although the information is about 1 1/2 to 2 years old, it seems to be fairly accurate.

in 2000, many metropolitan areas and cities proper experienced severe undercounts in their inner city areas, as well as their first and second ring suburban areas. for instance, memphis, tn received an alleged undercount in its inner city. the united states census bureau estimated that the total immigrant population in memphis, in the year 2000, was undercounted by no less than 25% of its total immigrant population. memphis reported 95 ethnic groups in the city. an estimated population of 27,000 hispanics called memphis their home. upon complaint of an undercount by the city, the census bureau assigned a percentage of no less than 25 to the hispanic demographic. resampling forms were issued for 5 or 6 areas in the memphis metropolitan area. for some unexplained reason, the census bureau was unable to secure the sampling forms from 4 out of the 6 areas sampled. these areas reportedly failed to resubmit the requested information.

consequently, the incompleted sampling forms were used for analysis as submitted. it was suspected that many illegal immigrants failed to submit information for fear of various repercussions from the government. corrected projections were never made to the original census count. undercounts were known throughout the country, not just in memphis.
undercounts in the population can and do have significant implications for both the demographic and geographic areas involved. federal, as well as state funding, is largely based on population. political, socio-economic, and cultural influence follows suit.
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:50 PM
 
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Since the CSA metro population is more appropriate for the DC metro area, that means with Baltimore combined it will potentially overtake Chicago for third place in CSA terms with over 10 mill.
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