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Old 02-24-2012, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by rainrock View Post
The statistical data is irrefutable. The Philadelphia metro area has grown in population every census period, ever taken. Its never ever "shrunk or contracted". Philadelphia's,Chester's population may have shrunk but it was more than offset by the growth in the suburbs.
You're right. The statistical data is irrefutable, and it irrefutably says that the majority of the metro shrunk.

I'm sorry but an entire metro gaining population doesn't mean every part of the metro gained it. The majority of the working class municipalities and cities did in fact lose population and decline, and some of them still are.

That's a fact. If you actually go deeper into the data instead of just taking the numbers as a whole for an area that covers thousands of miles, you would see that.

Originally Posted by rainrock View Post
You cant rewrite history. The facts are that Philadelphia,Wilmington,Chester fell on hard times while the surrounding areas prospered and grew.Those are facts. If Philadelphia,Wilmington,Chester etc had remained economic powerhouses then the growth in the surrounding areas would have been stunted greatly.

If the gene pool from the people who built Philadelphia and Wilmington stayed exclusively in the cities, there would have been no Exton,King of Prussia,Oaks,Warrington. The offspring scattered and developed those suburbs.
Again, you're right that you can't rewrite history.. though you seem to be trying to do just that.

Those are not the facts. Sorry. I grew up in a "surrounding area" that was populated as far back as the 18th century by immigrants working in the various industries there. The majority of the areas around Philadelphia and Chester were populated a long time ago. The only areas that haven't shrunk at one point or another are the exurbs. Even places like Springfield shrunk from their peak.

Actually, that's untrue. The growth would've happened on an even larger scale if they remained economic powerhouses, because the cities would've still been growing and people would've wanted to live near them.

Again.. yes, there would be. Last time I checked, every single major metro that hasn't declined or lost population has plenty of growth all around it. The only reason that the metro isn't connected the way New York's or other metros are is because of the fact that many places in the metro did in fact decline and lose population.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:29 AM
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Iwould move back to Oxford if they bring back Chief Donahue to run the police department. He's the only one who ever cared or did anything about the kids and the boredom. Whatever happened to the Explorer Post he started?
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