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Old 09-08-2012, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by usroute10 View Post
You can even argue that the definition of a "City" can be questioned in light of the humongous annexations and mergers that have taken place in the U.S. in the last 50 years. When I think of cities, I think of densely packed places, where people live in brownstones, or apartments or narrow houses on 35-foot wide lots, storefronts lining the streets, and such. Those areas of Indianapolis that are growing - is what they look like?
Well, if that's your definition then there are going to be a ton of cities across the country that wouldn't be a city. So we just call them villages? towns? Cities do grow over time you know. The City of Indianapolis is no longer the Town of Indianapolis. Cities aren't just measure by certain era of infrastructure. That would be inconclusive. Not all cities have brownstones and narrow streets.

At its population peak in 1950, Detroit stuffed 1,850,000 million people in 140 square miles, with a populatio density of 13,200 people per square mile. It has not added any new land since the 1920's. Indianapolis population 829,000 within 372 square miles, has a population density of 2,200, which is the density of typical suburban communities. Maybe, the only reason why Indianapolis City is growing is because of the originally-unpopulated outer communities that it merged with, communities that did not have the problems of the inner city, are filling in with population. It would be interesting to see if the city of Indianapolis within it's pre-Unigov limits is growing in population.
This isn't the 1950's anymore. The cities of today have evolved differently due to technological, political, social changes etc.. The Detroit of 1950 isn't the same kind of city today. It would be like shrinking the city limits back to the French Quarter and discarding the rest of the city of New Orleans if we base it on just dense development only. City limits are just that city.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by urbanologist View Post
It has crossed my mind but if we don't count Metro it seems like Indy is closing in on the 1 million mark. What kind of changes could we see at 1 million? It seems like we are the San Jose of the Midwest.

In the 2010 census, Indy passed Detroit in city population. Wow! I didn't realize how far Detroit's city population fell. Indy the San Antonio of the Midwest?? While Minneapolis-St Paul is the Dallas-Fort Worth of the Midwest ranking fastest growing followed by Indy. 1 million?? it's just a matter of time.

1. Chicago - 2,695,598
2. Indianapolis - 829,718
3. Columbus - 787,033
4. Detroit - 713,777
Metro Cincinnati is almost 2.2 million.
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Old 09-02-2016, 02:37 AM
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Originally Posted by NDXUFan View Post
Metro Cincinnati is almost 2.2 million.

So Indianapolis' metro area is growing faster than Cincinnati's metro last I checked. I have to correct you when you say that "Metro Cincinnati is almost 2.2 million". Cincinnati's metro area is 2,157,719 as of 2015 which is an increase from 2,114,580 in 2010. Indianapolis' metro area is 1,988,817 as of 2015 which is an even bigger increase since Indy's metro area was 1,887,877 in 2010. So there you have it Indianapolis' metro already grew 100,000 in five years, whereas Cincinnati's metro area grew about 40,000 in five years. Let's not forget that Cincy's metro area not only extends into Southeastern Indiana, but it also extends into Northern Kentucky as well. Despite Cincinnati's metro spilling over into two other states, it still grows slower than other Midwestern metros such as Indianapolis, Columbus, Kansas City and Minneapolis as well.

You would think that seeing as how Indianapolis' metro only covers Central Indiana, and Columbus' metro area only covers Central Ohio that they wouldn't come close to growing as much as Cincinnati's metro does. That's where you're wrong though not only do they gain as much, they've consistently grown faster than Cincy's metro over the decades. One other point I have to bring up about Cincinnati's metro is that even though Indiana and Kentucky are far from being two of the fastest growing states in the U.S., they both have grown faster than Ohio over the decades. Just think that if Cincinnati's metro didn't slither into Indiana and Kentucky, Cincinnati's metro would be growing considerably slower if not it might have even lost population for several decades like Detroit and Cleveland's metro areas did.
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Old 09-02-2016, 02:49 AM
Location: Manorville
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Originally Posted by Broadrippleguy View Post
actually 903,393 just though i would update it with percise info :P
Marion County now has 939,020 as of 2015. If Marion County continues to grow at the pace it's growing by, Marion County should come close but fall just short of 1,000,000 by the 2020 Census. At the rate Marion County is growing it should top out at around 975,000 when the 2020 Census is released. Marion County should easily reach one million before the 2030 Census comes out, but one other thing I'd like to mention is that Marion County should be the next Midwestern county to cross the one million mark.
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