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Old 03-16-2013, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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Really, only 7 million? I thought you were closer to the 12 million mark. Show's you what i know about other states population. The only other ones beside florida i pay attention to is Kentucky(where my family is from) and new york(since we are close to passing them in population).
lol, Pennsylvania and Illinois have 12 million...
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:44 AM
 
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I guess I've been sleep on statistics over the past 10 years. Tampa is larger than St.Louis?
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Florida needs to slow down, we're close to passing the 20 million mark!
Don't worry, people will realize sooner or later that Florida sucks.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Don't worry, people will realize sooner or later that Florida sucks.
Yes, because Pennsylvania is so much better!
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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The 2012 Census update continues to strong overall pattern of faster growth in many metropolitan counties and continued strong decline in many rural counties.
This has been the trend for the past 50 or more years, no?
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:40 AM
 
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A few things...

-2012 city populations aren't out yet.
-Clarksville metro, in terms of percentage, is top 5 in the country. It's not just growing faster than St. Louis.
-Nashville does have a lot of counties in the metro...but county number comparisons to other metros are difficult and misleading due to differing size of counties.
-Murfreesboro is not reasonably close to Chattanooga in population. Clarksville is considerably closer.
-Memphis metro is still growing. Not really fast...but in terms of raw numbers, 2nd fastest in the state...primarily due to Shelby County.
-Knoxville will not reach 1 million by the next Census unless it absorbs more counties from the CSA, mainly Sevier (the CSA has been over 1 million for a little while now).
-No counties gained in Chattanooga's MSA, but the CSA added Dalton, GA, Dayton, TN, and Scottsboro, AL.

Top 10 fastest growing counties in Tennessee:
1) Davidson +21,611 (648,295)
2) Shelby +13,124 (940,764)
3) Montgomery +12,127 (184,468)
4) Rutherford +11,850 (274,454)
5) Williamson +9,731 (192,911)
6) Knox +9,082 (441,311)
7) Hamilton +9,080 (345,545)
8) Sumner +5,478 (166,123)
9) Wilson +4,971 (118,961)
10) Sevier +2,623 (92,512)

Tennessee Metro Areas (with change):
1) Nashville - 1,726,693 +55,803
2) Memphis - 1,341,690 +16,881
3) Knoxville - 848,350 +10,779
4) Chattanooga - 537,889 +9,744
5) Kingsport-Bristol - 309,006 (-538)
6) Clarksville - 274,234 +13,609
7) Johnson City - 200,684 +1,968
8) Jackson - 130,450 +441
9) Cleveland - 117,820 +2,032
10) Morristown - 114,937 +984

Tennessee's population will probably cross the 7 million mark a little after the next Census...say, 2022, barring major shifts in growth patterns.
Massachusetts, at current trends will Break 7,000,000 right before the 2020 census, It will be interesting to see if Massachusetts "fends off" Tennessee through the 2020 census.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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I guess I've been sleep on statistics over the past 10 years. Tampa is larger than St.Louis?
I'm also a little surprised at this too. St. Louis's city population has been on a slow decline for decades, while Tampa's city population has been on a steady increase for decades. The real big surprise is that Tampa is now the second largest metro in all of Florida, and in the top 15 for the United States. Florida, Texas, California, Georgia, and North Carolina are all experiencing TREMENDOUS growth, while the rest of the United States is stagnant or growing slowly.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Carver County, MN
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Wow Dallas-Fort Worth! That is some insane growth.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Massachusetts, at current trends will Break 7,000,000 right before the 2020 census, It will be interesting to see if Massachusetts "fends off" Tennessee through the 2020 census.
Fends off? Lol, I didn't know population growth between states was a battle? Personally, I don't really care for states that are densely populated, just too many people in close proximity. Massachusetts is one of the most densely populated states in the country, I believe they rank 3rd after New Jersey and Rhode Island.

Massachusetts is at 6,646,144 people living in 10,555 square miles
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Tennessee is at 6,456,243 living in 42,143 square miles. Tennessee is over four times larger.

The real important factor to look at is growth rates:

Tennessee since 1980:

1980 4,591,120
17.0% 1990 4,877,185
6.2% 2000 5,689,283
16.7% 2010 6,346,105
11.5%

Massachusetts since 1980:

1980 5,737,037
0.8% 1990 6,016,425
4.9% 2000 6,349,097
5.5% 2010 6,547,629
3.1%


Tennessee is growing much faster, it will overtake Massachusetts by 2020 and leave it behind. Key factor is, Tennessee has a LOT more land to work with.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:53 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Yes, because Pennsylvania is so much better!
Pennsylvania's economy during the 2000's wasn't a McMansion of cards. There was some actual substance to it.

Of course, we'd all rather be stylish than substantial these days.
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