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Old 08-03-2009, 09:21 AM
 
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Predict what Cities will be in the top 10 in 2010 and 2020.
Population from 2008 Here: List of United States cities by population - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

My prediction: 2010

New York City-8,463, 710
Los Angeles-4,023,080
Chicago-2,849,114
Houston-2,400,210
Phoenix-1,574,924
Philadelphia-1,449,935
Dallas-1,310,,579
San Antonio-1,300,480
San Diego-1,289329
San Jose-1,006,892

I will be back with the other half later
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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2010
1 New York
2 Los Angeles
3 Chicago
4 Houston
5 Phoenix
6 Philadelphia
7 San Antonio
8 Dallas
9 San Diego
10 San Jose

2020
1 New York
2 Los Angeles
3 Chicago
4 Houston
5 Phoenix
6 San Antonio
7 Dallas
8 Philadelphia
9 San Diego
10 San Jose

I predict Austin, Jacksonville and maybe San Francisco will surpass 1 Million by 2020 as well. I also suspect San Jose will eventually surpass San Diego.
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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If were talking about MSA, I think 2020 will look something like this:

1) NYC
2) Los Angeles
3) Chicago
4) Dallas-Fort Worth
5) Houston
6) Atlanta
7) Philly
8) Boston
9) Phoenix
10) Washington DC

The top 4 are already that way.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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If were talking about MSA, I think 2020 will look something like this:

1) NYC
2) Los Angeles
3) Chicago
4) Dallas-Fort Worth
5) Houston
6) Atlanta
7) Philly
8) Boston
9) Phoenix
10) Washington DC

The top 4 are already that way.
Miami?
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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As far as CSAs, I predict:
2010
1 New York
2 Los Angeles
3 Chicago
4 Washington
5 San Francisco
6 Boston
7 Dallas
8 Philadelphia
9 Atlanta
10 Houston
(Miami MSA)
11 Detroit

2020
1 New York
2 Los Angeles
3 Chicago
4 Washington
5 Dallas
6 San Francisco
7 Boston
8 Atlanta
9 Houston
(Miami MSA)
10 Philadelphia
(Phoenix MSA)
11 Detroit

Between 2020-2030, Look for these combinations.
1 Chicago and Milwaukee
2 SF Bay Area, Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto and Salinas.
3 Miami and West Palm Beach
4 Austin and San Antonio
5 Los Angeles,Bakersfield and Santa Barbara
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:17 PM
 
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Between 2020-2030, Look for these combinations.
1 Chicago and Milwaukee
2 SF Bay Area, Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto and Salinas.
3 Miami and West Palm Beach
4 Austin and San Antonio
5 Los Angeles,Bakersfield and Santa Barbara
Is this because of rising sea levels? I'm just curious because of the radical change.
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:02 AM
 
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^ S/He's talking about different MSA's that might be combining into CSA's.

Not stating that those will be the largest in the country.

I'm not too sure about some of them though. There's still roughly 55 miles of open land between northeast San Antonio and southwest Austin. There are a few small cities in between, but it's a little bit of a stretch.

Same with Bakersfield and the LA CSA. You've got a good 80 miles of rugged land between Bakersfield and the northern fringe of the LA area.


Mimia and West Palm Beach is already an MSA, so that one is done.


Chicago and Milwaukee are built up between the cities near the lake, but the commuting patterns haven't overlapped enough yet. They've had to increase train service between Milwaukee and Chicago the past few years though as ridership as surged. It's now getting up near 800,000 boardings per year, with 7 round-trips daily.

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Old 08-04-2009, 09:30 AM
 
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There's still roughly 55 miles of open land between northeast San Antonio and southwest Austin. There are a few small cities in between, but it's a little bit of a stretch.
You could be right. I just wanted to put it out there.

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Same with Bakersfield and the LA CSA. You've got a good 80 miles of rugged land between Bakersfield and the northern fringe of the LA area.
The commuter percentages between Bakersfield and LA are soaring(as of late, don't know yet how the sour economy has affected it tho). If 15% of commuters from Bakersfield commute to LA County, then they will combine.

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Miami and West Palm Beach is already an MSA, so that one is done.
How could I miss that? I must be getting old.


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Chicago and Milwaukee are built up between the cities near the lake, but the commuting patterns haven't overlapped enough yet. They've had to increase train service between Milwaukee and Chicago the past few years though as ridership as surged. It's now getting up near 800,000 boardings per year, with 7 round-trips daily.
Well, we have about 20 years to make it happen.
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:38 AM
 
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SA and Austin is not too much of a stretch. The government even predicted it could happen int he future.
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Boston Metro
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I agree with 18montclair
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