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Old 03-26-2012, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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South Carolina's metro areas added some impressive numbers to their urban parts between 2000 and 2010. Metro Columbia's urban population grew by 129,240 to overtake Charleston's. Charleston's grew by 124,994, Greenville's by 98,298, Myrtle Beach's by 92,320, Spartanburg's by 35,728 and Mauldin-Simpsonville's by 42,746.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:19 PM
 
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I wonder why Mauldin-Simpsonville is separate from Greenville? They are continuous.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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Not continuously or contiguously urban.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:46 AM
 
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Not continuously or contiguously urban.
Yes they are brother. I drive them everyday, the city limits overlap in each one. No rural area between. Woodruff rd. shopping runs through all three areas. So does Laurens rd and 385.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:52 AM
 
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Yes they are brother. I drive them everyday, the city limits overlap in each one. No rural area between. Woodruff rd. shopping runs through all three areas. So does Laurens rd and 385.
He means according to the Census Bureau's definition of continuous and consistent population density. It didn't quite meet that threshold in 2000; not sure about during the last Census though. Some got folded into larger urbanized areas.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:43 AM
 
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He means according to the Census Bureau's definition of continuous and consistent population density. It didn't quite meet that threshold in 2000; not sure about during the last Census though. Some got folded into larger urbanized areas.
I understand, but it's definitely continuous. The city limit lines meet.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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I understand, but it's definitely continuous. The city limit lines meet.
Yes, but it takes more than that for the two urbanized areas to be combined as one. Even if they haven't been combined yet, they most certainly will by 2020.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:08 PM
 
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The Hollingsworth property is essentially the problem in this scenario. However, we're seeing that rapidly being developed (Hollingsworth Park, Cascades at Verdae, The Vinings at CU-ICAR, Millennium apartments, The Verandas at the Point, and those two apartments complexes along Woodruff at Rocky Slope and across from Beck-- both on Verdae property).
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:26 PM
 
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I read elsewhere that an urban cluster (less than 50K people) can be absorbed into an urbanized area, but once an urbanized area is recognized by the Census Bureau, it remains independent. So that means even when Mauldin-Simpsonville really begins bleeding into Greenville across a wide area, it will still be its own UA.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Steele Creek, Charlotte, NC
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I made some maps showing the urbanized area boundaries in South Carolina. The urbanized areas are named and outlined in red. The unnamed and unoutlined areas are urban clusters.



The Greenville UA now takes in Clemson.



The Charlotte UA goes into Lancaster County.



Hilton Head Island and Bluffton have enough population to qualify as a UA.



Florence adds Darlington. Myrtle Beach adds Socastee in the name and goes well into North Carolina.

Last edited by NCDave; 04-02-2012 at 09:26 PM..
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