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Old 12-13-2010, 07:21 PM
 
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1930 102,249
19.9% 1940 97,962
−4.2% 1950 128,636
31.3% 1960 141,543
10.0% 1970 138,764
−2.0% 1980 130,496
−6.0% 1990 126,272
−3.2% 2000 121,582
−3.7%

I don't know, that looks like stagnation to me.
im assuming thats for evansville. yea, maybe the population did stagnate, but did it boom due to industry? and owensboro has grown a lot recently, and definitely was a little tiny town around the industrial era and never boomed in that period.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:41 PM
 
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im assuming thats for evansville. yea, maybe the population did stagnate, but did it boom due to industry? and owensboro has grown a lot recently, and definitely was a little tiny town around the industrial era and never boomed in that period.
Evansville has suffered because of the industry loss, (As said before the refrigerator capital of the world at one time), Owensboro survived, but it was more linked to the oil and coal industry (We are both correct and wrong). It's these so so cities im having an issue with. I am thinking about removing owensboro, BUT it is still in the coal region, so I may just remove the yellow and turn it blue.

Im gonna probably remove carbondale for sure, and marion. they aren't coal. They are retail and college. The only true coal city there is Harrisburg, which has shrunk in population so much it's almost non existent now. But there were coal mine /agriculture mix communities spanning in an arch all the way up to belleville almost.

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Old 12-13-2010, 08:50 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Newark/Paterson could be considered a part of the recovering rust belt region.

And to Have Massachusetts, let alone Boston a part of the rust belt just doesn't seem make sense. Urban areas of CT, maybe- But not MA.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:10 AM
 
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To add Baltimore as a Rust Belt was done so out of a Childish Joke because there is nothing about Baltimore that is Rust Belt.,,,
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:15 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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It's curious that you have the city of Philadelphia as "recovered" rust belt but not it's Bucks County and New Jersey suburbs. Camden and Trenton are small isolated islands of poverty surrounded by an otherwise affluent suburban sprawl.
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:15 PM
 
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This town (Coatesville) between Philly and Lancaster looks kinda rusty:
Steel Town | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65979709@N00/330960169/ - broken link)
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Duluth, MN is "rust belt", Minneapolis/St. Paul is not.
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:12 AM
 
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Should a "finger" for the Kanawha Valley be added to the map? From Nitro through Charleston up through Belle and Alloy were very industrialized, and have suffered from deindustrialization. Or is that stretching the definition too much? Some of the plants included:

Great Lakes Chemical Company - Nitro
Union Stamping Plant - South Charleston
Union Carbide - South Charleston
Libby Owens Ford - Kanawha City
Dupont - Belle
Elkem Metals - Alloy
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Old 12-22-2010, 02:33 PM
 
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To add Baltimore as a Rust Belt was done so out of a Childish Joke because there is nothing about Baltimore that is Rust Belt.,,,
it used to be rust belt, and to say otherwise is to deny reality. Baltimore suffered severe population loss due to industry, but rebounded. Thats why I have it in the "recovered" category.
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:47 PM
 
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it used to be rust belt, and to say otherwise is to deny reality. Baltimore suffered severe population loss due to industry, but rebounded. Thats why I have it in the "recovered" category.
For anyone to claim that Baltimore is currently a Rust Belt City is in denial of reality...

I can't speak on the past(4-5 Decades) but the future of improving Business and Economics in Baltimore looks good especially with the Military Base Realignment in nearby Fort Meade and Aberdeen Proving Grounds........
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