U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-14-2010, 05:52 PM
 
Location: You Already Know: San Diego!
377 posts, read 1,015,596 times
Reputation: 115

Advertisements

Yes, I cannot wait. Too many threads and posts for this 2010 census. But I was thinking, what would the 2020 census' largest cities looking like. So I wanted your top 15 predictions for city populations. Important: IF YOU PUT A LIST, MAKE SURE TO PUT IN THE POPULATION OF THE CITIES.

Here is my top 15 in 2010 and 2020

1. New York City 8,550,000
2. Los Angeles 4,150,000
3. Chicago 2,950,000
4. Houston 2,350,000
5. Phoenix 1,650,000
6. Philadelphia 1,550,000
7. San Antonio 1,450,000
8. San Diego 1,400,000
9. Dallas 1,350,000
10. San Jose 1,050,000
11. Detroit 900,000
12. San Francisco 850,000
13. Jacksonville 830,000
14. Indianapolis 810,000
15. Austin 790,000

1. New York City 9,150,000
2. Los Angeles 4,300,000
3. Chicago 3,050,000
4. Houston 2,500,000
5. Phoenix 1,750,000
6. Philadelphia 1,600,000
7. San Antonio 1,550,000
8. San Diego 1,550,000
9. Dallas 1,500,000
10. San Jose 1,250,000
11. San Francisco 900,000
12. Detroit 870,000
13. Jacksonville 860,000
14. Austin 840,000
15. Indianapolis 840,000

There's my list. So give me your largest cities and populations for the 2010 and 2020 censuses.

Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-14-2010, 05:53 PM
 
Location: You Already Know: San Diego!
377 posts, read 1,015,596 times
Reputation: 115
Someone with a list should answer, OK?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-14-2010, 06:16 PM
 
1,083 posts, read 2,089,703 times
Reputation: 916
that green is really annoying
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-14-2010, 07:11 PM
 
335 posts, read 613,515 times
Reputation: 105
Quote:
Originally Posted by JanGomez27 View Post
Yes, I cannot wait. Too many threads and posts for this 2010 census. But I was thinking, what would the 2020 census' largest cities looking like. So I wanted your top 15 predictions for city populations. Important: IF YOU PUT A LIST, MAKE SURE TO PUT IN THE POPULATION OF THE CITIES.

Here is my top 15 in 2010 and 2020

1. New York City 8,550,000
2. Los Angeles 4,150,000
3. Chicago 2,950,000
4. Houston 2,350,000
5. Phoenix 1,650,000
6. Philadelphia 1,550,000
7. San Antonio 1,450,000
8. San Diego 1,400,000
9. Dallas 1,350,000
10. San Jose 1,050,000
11. Detroit 900,000
12. San Francisco 850,000
13. Jacksonville 830,000
14. Indianapolis 810,000
15. Austin 790,000

1. New York City 9,150,000
2. Los Angeles 4,300,000
3. Chicago 3,050,000
4. Houston 2,500,000
5. Phoenix 1,750,000
6. Philadelphia 1,600,000
7. San Antonio 1,550,000
8. San Diego 1,550,000
9. Dallas 1,500,000
10. San Jose 1,250,000
11. San Francisco 900,000
12. Detroit 870,000
13. Jacksonville 860,000
14. Austin 840,000
15. Indianapolis 840,000

There's my list. So give me your largest cities and populations for the 2010 and 2020 censuses.
i agree except i think chicago will have 3.2 to 3.3 million in 2020
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-14-2010, 10:05 PM
 
1,250 posts, read 2,308,931 times
Reputation: 282
I am guessing a lot of this will depend on trends nationally as well as some local issues. I do think if current trends continue almost every large city will gain population between 2010-2020. The only ones that would still be losing population would have flat to negative growth in their metro overall. Although if economic issues contintue throughout a large part of the decade there is the concern that social issues in cities will rapidly deteriorate. If that happens it is very possible that urban redevelopment hits a brick wall and white flight makes a return fast.

One thing to note is some cities might have an accelerating growth rate, especially in the Midwest due to demographic changes. A number of places that have stable areas but with a large number of older people will start having them die off with younger people moving in raising the average household size increasing population even with no new residences.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-19-2010, 10:09 AM
 
Location: albuquerque, NM
3 posts, read 19,425 times
Reputation: 10
Here's mine for 2010 & 2020
1) New York City- 8,510,000
2) Los Angeles- 4,105,000
3) Chicago- 2,815,000
4) Houston- 2,310,000
5) Phoenix- 1,650,000
6) Philadelphia- 1,540,000
7) San Antoinio- 1,410,000
8) San diego- 1,385,000
9) Dallas- 1,340,000
10) San Jose- 1,005,00
11) Detroit- 905,000
12) San Fransisco- 840,000
13) Jacksonville- 830,000
14) Indianapolis- 825,000
15) Austin- 815,000
Notable fast growing cities
17) Charlotte 765,000
18) Fort Worth 750,000
33) Atlanta 560,000
34) Albuquerque 545,000
New orleans regaining 370,000

In 2020
1) New York 8,850,000
2) Los Angeles 4,320,000
3) chicago 2,940,000
4) Houston 2,600,000
5) Phoenix 1,870,000
6) San Antonio 1,640,000
7) Philadelphia 1,620,000
8) San diego 1,550,000
9) Dallas 1,510,000
10) San Jose 1,180,000
11) Austin 950,000
12) Fort Worth 930,000 *
13) charlotte 920,000*
14) San Francisco 910,000
15) Detroit 890,000


Notables fast growing cities
Atlanta 680,000
Albuquerque 660,000
Rebuilding New orleans 430,000
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-19-2010, 10:21 AM
 
Location: albuquerque, NM
3 posts, read 19,425 times
Reputation: 10
Here's mine for 2010 & 2020
1) New York City- 8,510,000
2) Los Angeles- 4,105,000
3) Chicago- 2,815,000
4) Houston- 2,310,000
5) Phoenix- 1,650,000
6) Philadelphia- 1,540,000
7) San Antoinio- 1,410,000
8) San diego- 1,385,000
9) Dallas- 1,330,000
10) San Jose- 1,005,00
11) Detroit- 905,000
12) San Fransisco- 840,000
13) Jacksonville- 830,000
14) Indianapolis- 825,000
15) Austin- 815,000
Notable fast growing cities
17) Charlotte 765,000
18) Fort Worth 750,000
33) Atlanta 560,000
34) Albuquerque 545,000
New orleans regaining 370,000

In 2020
1) New York 8,850,000
2) Los Angeles 4,320,000
3) chicago 2,940,000
4) Houston 2,600,000
5) Phoenix 1,870,000
6) San Antonio 1,640,000
7) Philadelphia 1,620,000
8) San diego 1,550,000
9) Dallas 1,510,000
10) San Jose 1,180,000
11) Austin 950,000
12) Fort Worth 930,000 *
13) charlotte 920,000*
14) San Francisco 910,000
15) Detroit 890,000


Notables fast growing cities
Atlanta 680,000
Albuquerque 660,000
Rebuilding New orleans 430,000
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-19-2010, 10:21 AM
 
Location: The City
22,402 posts, read 35,201,230 times
Reputation: 7883
not to nitpic on the above, but Philly may already be over 1.6 in the 2020 Census and has added nearly 150K residents in the last 5 years (10% growth) - I actually can see the city getting back to 1.7-1.8 by 2020, not to mention if you directly attached Deleware county it covers a smaller footprint than Dallas and would have a larger population than Houston today (in half the land area of Houston)

so end of the day these non comparable municipal areas are really not all that comparable, or mostly meaningless to compare


Maybe a comparison of the UAs (urbanized areas) associated with these places would be better etc.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-19-2010, 11:25 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
13,299 posts, read 21,413,389 times
Reputation: 13302
Quote:
Originally Posted by JanGomez27 View Post
Yes, I cannot wait. Too many threads and posts for this 2010 census. But I was thinking, what would the 2020 census' largest cities looking like. So I wanted your top 15 predictions for city populations. Important: IF YOU PUT A LIST, MAKE SURE TO PUT IN THE POPULATION OF THE CITIES.

Here is my top 15 in 2010 and 2020

1. New York City 8,550,000
2. Los Angeles 4,150,000
3. Chicago 2,950,000
4. Houston 2,350,000
5. Phoenix 1,650,000
6. Philadelphia 1,550,000
7. San Antonio 1,450,000
8. San Diego 1,400,000
9. Dallas 1,350,000
10. San Jose 1,050,000
11. Detroit 900,000
12. San Francisco 850,000
13. Jacksonville 830,000
14. Indianapolis 810,000
15. Austin 790,000

1. New York City 9,150,000
2. Los Angeles 4,300,000
3. Chicago 3,050,000
4. Houston 2,500,000
5. Phoenix 1,750,000
6. Philadelphia 1,600,000
7. San Antonio 1,550,000
8. San Diego 1,550,000
9. Dallas 1,500,000
10. San Jose 1,250,000
11. San Francisco 900,000
12. Detroit 870,000
13. Jacksonville 860,000
14. Austin 840,000
15. Indianapolis 840,000

There's my list. So give me your largest cities and populations for the 2010 and 2020 censuses.
Jacksonville is going to add a lot more than just 30000 in ten years since it's essentially an entire county of land. Jacksonville will continue its rise (and ruse) among of America's largest cities primarily because of their enormous municipal land size.
Let me put this in perspective for you. I'll compare one of my counties: Wake Co., NC. Wake County is similar in size to Duval Co., FL. Raleigh is Wake County's largest city. Jacksonville is practically the entirety of Duval County. Wake County is more populated than Duval County. Raleigh is the US's 45th largest city and accounts for about 45% of the county population. Jacksonville is America's 13th/14th largest city. See the ruse???? Sometimes facts are deceiving. That all being said, Jacksonville will continue to grow because it has lots of land on which to add population. But, in the next ten years, Wake County will blow away Duval County's growth. This is going to be a really good apples to apple's comparison of similar sized counties' growth. BTW, I'd add Raleigh to the list of notable rapidly growing cities outside the top fifteen. In fact, its growth rate will probably outstrip the growth rates of all the other cities that were previously mentioned. Raleigh's city population is about 400,000 now. I'd expect it to be between 525,000 and 550,000 in 2020. I expect Wake county (currently 900,000+) to be 1,200,000.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2010, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
13,390 posts, read 23,374,083 times
Reputation: 10497
I would be a lot more interested in the Metro Area/CSA numbers.

Its hard to tell the whole story without those numbers.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top