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Old 06-29-2012, 05:51 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Durham has supplanted Winston-Salem as the state's fourth largest city, according to new U.S. Census estimates. They nudged Winston-Salem by 867 people in the count, which was taken in mid-2011.

read more here Durham replaces Winston-Salem as state's fourth-largest city in latest Census estimate | JournalNow.com
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Carrboro and Concord, NC
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The estimates are interesting, all through. Greenville, Asheville, and Concord all now top 80,000 in population. I think Greenville is on track to hit 100,000 (NC's 10th city to do so) by the next census. Concord - less likely, but not out of the question. Asheville - less likely still, but again not out of the question.

Greensboro may make 300,000 as well.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:08 PM
 
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Barring some serious catastrophe Greenville will probably hit 100k in the next few years.


ETA: for anyone curious you can get the 2011 estimates for each town here in Excel format here:

http://www.census.gov/popest/data/ci...EST2011-3.html
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Bermuda Run, NC
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The estimates are interesting, all through. Greenville, Asheville, and Concord all now top 80,000 in population. I think Greenville is on track to hit 100,000 (NC's 10th city to do so) by the next census. Concord - less likely, but not out of the question. Asheville - less likely still, but again not out of the question.

Greensboro may make 300,000 as well.
No disrespect but why would Greenville surpass 100,000 (in the middle of no where) before Concord since Corcord is a suburb of the NC's largest city. Greenville is not commutable to any large metro area...just saying.
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:26 PM
 
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Because nobody in their right mind would want to live in Concord?

Actually Charlotte is one of the top US cities where growth in the urban core outpaced suburban growth in the past year:

Cities Outpace Suburbs in Growth - WSJ.com
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:18 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Because nobody in their right mind would want to live in Concord?

Actually Charlotte is one of the top US cities where growth in the urban core outpaced suburban growth in the past year:

Cities Outpace Suburbs in Growth - WSJ.com
Here's a better article on that same subject.
Raleigh too grew faster than its suburbs but its suburbs grew at a faster rate than Charlotte's. I'd be interested in what happened in other NC municipalities including Durham but they weren't counted because their MSAs were under 1 million.
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/nei...s-metros/2419/

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Old 06-29-2012, 09:32 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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No disrespect but why would Greenville surpass 100,000 (in the middle of no where) before Concord since Corcord is a suburb of the NC's largest city. Greenville is not commutable to any large metro area...just saying.
...because of East Carolina University.
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:00 AM
 
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Here's a better article on that same subject.
Raleigh too grew faster than its suburbs but its suburbs grew at a faster rate than Charlotte's. I'd be interested in what happened in other NC municipalities including Durham but they weren't counted because their MSAs were under 1 million.
Urban vs. Suburban Growth in U.S. Metros - Neighborhoods - The Atlantic Cities
This thread is about Durham (the Triangle's most "urban" city) now having more people than Winston (the Triad's most "urban" city). Thank you...
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:21 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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This thread is about Durham (the Triangle's most "urban" city) now having more people than Winston (the Triad's most "urban" city). Thank you...
Why not address the person who brought up Charlotte and this study in the first place instead of addressing it with me? Oh, that's right....because it was someone boosting Charlotte. At least I mentioned Durham in my post and was stating my curiosity about how our cities in metros under 1 million are faring on the same subject.

BTW, how exactly is Durham the Triangle's most urban city? I am curious.

Regarding the OP, the cities of Durham and Winston-Salem have been in a horse race for a few years now with populations that have been very close. Going forward it will be interesting to see what happens to core city population now that the legislature has put in huge roadblocks to cities annexing land at will.
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:35 AM
 
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BTW, how exactly is Durham the Triangle's most urban city? I am curious.
Can't answer that here (off topic). It would make an interesting thread in the Triangle forum though...
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