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View Poll Results: Which is your top Iowa city of the Top 5 Largest Iowa Cities?
Des Moines 105 50.00%
Sioux City 19 9.05%
Cedar Rapids 31 14.76%
Davenport 44 20.95%
Waterloo 11 5.24%
Voters: 210. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-15-2010, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Coralville/Ames, IA
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You did not read correctly. Enrollment at The University of Iowa is increasing, from undergraduate school to graduate school.

Here is a recent article: UI enrollment appears strong | press-citizen.com | Iowa City Press Citizen
Good news. I think I had only heard about last year's numbers.

And sorry h20, I left out the word "estimate."
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:37 AM
 
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Good news. I think I had only heard about last year's numbers.

And sorry h20, I left out the word "estimate."
So now,can we,can we all just get alone?
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:08 AM
 
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I kinda miss the old city before Coral Ridge and all the new retail moved in. Now it seems there's always just traffic and thousands of people I've never seen before all over at all times.

--------It was nice when the Old Capitol mall had significance.
It was nicely integrated into the ped mall.
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:18 AM
 
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Ya ic proper is definately growin but the metro is definately doing more of the expansion
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:18 PM
 
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Cushing!! It rocks
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:33 AM
 
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You see ,i tried to be nice and let it all go,but no you want to keep trying your luck therefore i will smash you right here ,and right now.the last census was in 2000 (waterloo-68.000)and(iowa town was 62.000)the 2010 census has not been calculted.the 2008 count you are depending on is nothing but a projected count,it means nothing.Now sence you are so smart,and you think i'm a damn fool ,but i'm willing to bet that it is not iowa town proper that is growing,but indeed the school has gotten larger,the student body,dont make me research it.your town is nothing but a college that was built around a villige and then named iowa city.(example) you have the city of ames and out there you have the campus,you have cedar falls and out there you have the campus, in iowa town you just have the campus,everything college,downtown iowa town is the campus you can not do nothing there without the campus,campus this and campus that i bet you sleep,eat,fart campus. iowa town is nothing but a very small villige with a college wraped around it. now if iowa town has a few more people this census good for you,it just means that the college is big.also you give the true meaning why minnesotans think we are idiots.fales,make believe pride.
I get a kick how your posts all alternate between being really rude and condescensing about Iowa City (not mentioning the fact you don't even know the correct name of the city!), and then asking why people are confronting you and "why can't we all just get along".

1) You're saying the 2008 count doesn't mean anything because it goes against what you're trying to fight for. Of course the 2008 count means something - the census spends billions every decade updating the counts, and are normally pretty correct.

2) You don't have to research anything, because everyone had already laid all the facts out right in front of you a few months ago.

1990 Enrollment: 28,045
2000 Enrollment: 28,311
2009 Enrollment: 30,328

Iowa City Population:

1990: 59,735
2000: 62,220
2009: 68,603

Iowa City Metro:

1990: 113,500
2000: 131,676
2010: 152,263

U of Iowa enrollment as % of Metro:

1990: 25%
2000: 22%
2010: 20%

School growth: 2,283
Metro growth: 38,763

University of Iowa Archives - Enrollment Resource Guide -- The University of Iowa Libraries
Census Bureau Home Page

You obviously have to count Coralville and North Liberty and that north corridor along the lake as part of the Iowa City area population. It would be like saying Cedar Falls has nothing to do with the Waterloo area - just Waterloo. There are also thousands of students who live in Coralville, North Liberty or the surrounding area. How is Iowa City a campus surrounded by a small "village" when there are 120,000 people in the metro who aren't students?

Black Hawk County W/O U of Northern Iowa: 116,000
Johnson County W/O U of Iowa: 101,000

I mean is there really that big of a difference? Would you call the Waterloo area just a campus surrounded by a medium sized village then?

I'm still confused how you can keep saying that the Iowa City area isn't growing. I don't even really care, it's just such a bizarre statement. It's about the only place in Iowa besides Des Moines that IS growing at any decent level.

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Old 08-19-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Des Moines
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You're enjoying this just a little too much Chicago60614...

I think we stopped taking this guy seriously quite a while ago anyway. It's not like he's fooling anyone or convincing them that his ridiculous points of view are truthful.

Thanks for the stats though, I found it interesting.
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Sterling, VA
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having lived in both DSM and SC, I rate SC higher for quality of life on many levels. the OP's comments are very accurate, and hopefully things will continue to develop in this lovely underrated community.

PS it is stereotypes such as "Sewer City" that do nothing to encourage growth. JMO There is much more to SC than packing houses.
Siioux Falls pones Sioux City. It is a better town in every conceivable way.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:52 PM
 
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You're enjoying this just a little too much Chicago60614...

I think we stopped taking this guy seriously quite a while ago anyway. It's not like he's fooling anyone or convincing them that his ridiculous points of view are truthful.

Thanks for the stats though, I found it interesting.
I'm an accountant and a numbers guy!!! I can't help it
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:33 AM
 
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I have heads-up on waterloo's 2010 population,therefore i will take this opportunity to congratulate iowa city on it's 5th ranking.Waterloo has dropped to an all-time low of 58,000. people, but this may change after a recount of the black population,waterloo is still up to it's little tricks of under-counting it's black's trying to get people to move there.
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