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Old 09-01-2010, 06:50 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Between 1900 and 1950, the Northeast and Midwest had explosive population growth. If the rate of population growth can slow down in the Northeast and the Midwest, then it can slow down in the South too.
If you read carefully, you will see that I was referring to a reversal of migration trends, not a slowdown (which is bound to happen anywhere). I really don't see a reverse migration from the South and West to the North and East in the foreseeable future, and certainly nothing on the scale of the exodus to the Sunbelt that has taken place over the last 50 years.
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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"Huntsville, Mobile and the Auburn-Opelika areas of AL have seen some good growth too."

Tuscaloosa has as well especially in the last 6 years from 83,000 to over 93,000. The city itself has grown by 15% in that time period. Mobile, the city, hasn't really grown any but neighboring Baldwin County is growing like a weed.
You're right about that, parts of Baldwin County are unrecognizable compared to just 10 years ago. I wish the growth would slow down, I hate seeing our natural areas clear cut and replaced with subdivisions and strip malls.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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I've been noticing a lot of people coming back home (Nj/Ny) after moving to the sunbelt.
Some people just don't realize what they have until it's gone. You gain a strong mysterious love for your home, whether you know it or not.
Right on the money.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:26 AM
 
Location: The City
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If you read carefully, you will see that I was referring to a reversal of migration trends, not a slowdown (which is bound to happen anywhere). I really don't see a reverse migration from the South and West to the North and East in the foreseeable future, and certainly nothing on the scale of the exodus to the Sunbelt that has taken place over the last 50 years.
~1% annual as a percentage of the NE cities is not an exodus, on the other side it may have seemed that way but you do realize the vast vast vast vast vast majority did not
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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~1% annual as a percentage of the NE cities is not an exodus, on the other side it may have seemed that way but you do realize the vast vast vast vast vast majority did not


Hmm. Why is philadelphia county shrinking by almost 15% in the last 30 years, while the surrounding counties of Salem, Camden and Delaware counties barely moved.

You always say that the cities are not shrinking, that people are just moving out of the inner city, butthat doesn't seem to be the case in many counties surrounding Philly.

The metro as a whole only grew by 9%, that is less than a natural increase. The metro is ranked 240 out of 306 metros in the US

NY grew by 17%, and is ranked at 214

Baltimore is ranked 193

DC is ranked 149.

Kinda looks like an Exodus to me, when it is compared to the rankings of Phoenix, Atlanta, Houston, FW area, Austin, Southern Cali, Arizona, Nevada, Florida


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Old 09-02-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Watch the tables turn!
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:38 AM
 
Location: The City
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Hmm. Why is philadelphia county shrinking by almost 15% in the last 30 years, while the surrounding counties of Salem, Camden and Delaware counties barely moved.

You always say that the cities are not shrinking, that people are just moving out of the inner city, butthat doesn't seem to be the case in many counties surrounding Philly.

The metro as a whole only grew by 9%, that is less than a natural increase. The metro is ranked 240 out of 306 metros in the US

NY grew by 17%, and is ranked at 214

Baltimore is ranked 193

DC is ranked 149.

Kinda looks like an Exodus to me, when it is compared to the rankings of Phoenix, Atlanta, Houston, FW area, Austin, Southern Cali, Arizona, Nevada, Florida


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None of what you wrote is even relevant to my comment

No these metros are not growing at the rates of others, my point is there is also NOT a mass exodus from these, tat would imply everyone is leaving or even a high percentage, just not the case.

Interestingly you also chose two long time built out counties and one that is no mans land while left out places like Bucks, Chester, Burlington and Montgomery counties in the metro.
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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None of what you wrote is even relevant to my comment

No these metros are not growing at the rates of others, my point is there is also NOT a mass exodus from these, tat would imply everyone is leaving or even a high percentage, just not the case.

Interestingly you also chose two long time built out counties and one that is no mans land while left out places like Bucks, Chester, Burlington and Montgomery counties in the metro.
I guess you missed the part about Philly county shrinking by 15%
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:38 PM
 
Location: The City
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I guess you missed the part about Philly county shrinking by 15%

Yes and it has been growing again for a few years, but again it had zero to do with my point about Sunbelt migration
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:50 PM
 
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Yes and it has been growing again for a few years, but again it had zero to do with my point about Sunbelt migration
Admit it. The NE has seen its heyday come and go.

PA is declining quicker than Michigan.

In Fact the fastest declining states are mainly in the NE.

Leading the way are WV, PA, MA, Conn, and NY.
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