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Old 03-24-2010, 01:03 AM
 
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The U.S. Census Bureau just released estimates for counties and metro areas today.
Denver county (which is the same as the city) had 610,345 which is an all time high for the city/county. At this rate it should hit 625,000-630,000 for the official 2010 count, which will be released in July next year.
Yes, I looked at these 2009 estimates released today. No huge surprises, except for Florida and California slowing down quite a bit. (Compared to 2000, so not showing the complete picture, instead showing the growth in the first half of the decade and the losses beginning in '07-'08.) The official 2010 numbers should be more revealing.
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:10 AM
 
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Slow steady growth in areas like NYC, Boston, Chicago, San Fran, etc.

High growth in the sunbelt cities.

Population loses in Philly, Detroit, Cleveland.

Cities that had been falling like Milwaukee, St. Louis and Cincy are holding steady and slowly growing again.


A lot of it just comes down to who has vacant land to grow on, and who's already built out.
I believe Philly (city) is actually predicted to have a slight population gain, along with Washington, DC. I actually heard on the news this morning that Washington Metro gained 103,000 people from 2008-2009

Chicago is predicted to have lost about 35,000 people, which wouldnt surprise me considering the economy, I think if they did the census in 2005-2006ish Chicago would have had a slight gain from the 2000 census.

New York City is at its all time high in population, which is amazing!
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Totally! Maybe ATL, DFW, Houston, Phoenix, and Miami will be the largest cities in the country 20 or so years -- jam packed with Medicaid-suckling seniors.
With all do respect to my city, why would seniors want to retire and move to Houston? It definitely doesn't strike me as a good retirement town.
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:50 PM
 
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With all do respect to my city, why would seniors want to retire and move to Houston? It definitely doesn't strike me as a good retirement town.
Warm Weather?

Seriously, if I were a retiree, I wouldn't live in Atlanta, Houston or any large metropolis for that matter. I wouldn't want to go to a small town either though. But that's just a silly personal preference for mine. I'm probably not going to be retiring for another 30-35 years or so, so I have a long time to worry about that.

However, I'm pretty sure there are retirees that would appreciate and benefit from the amenities that places such as Houston and Atlanta offer. I have some relatives that retired here in Atlanta that originally came down here from Michigan, and they're really enjoying their time here.
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:03 PM
 
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I believe Philly (city) is actually predicted to have a slight population gain, along with Washington, DC. I actually heard on the news this morning that Washington Metro gained 103,000 people from 2008-2009

Chicago is predicted to have lost about 35,000 people, which wouldnt surprise me considering the economy, I think if they did the census in 2005-2006ish Chicago would have had a slight gain from the 2000 census.

New York City is at its all time high in population, which is amazing!
Yeah Philadelphia is predicted to have a population gain of 1,517,550 (2000 census) to 1,547,297 (2009 estimate)
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:20 PM
 
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What will be really interesting about the 2010 census numbers is the official numbers compared to what was projected five years ago. I think we will see less than projected numbers in many places, including Florida, Arizona, Nevada, and California. Still growth, but much less than projected.
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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DC will get past 600,000 in the next census but that's not really a bold prediction seeing as how they are only hundreds away from that mark. Still, a pretty big accomplishment for DC after decades of losing population after it's peak in 1950. Oh and the density will get ever so close to 10,000 joining New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boston, and Miami as the only major cities in the nation above 10,000 ppsm.
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Canada
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Chicago and Milwaukee in a CSA?
Dallas will hit 6.5 million
Houston and Atlanta will continue to grow.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:35 AM
 
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Chicago and Milwaukee in a CSA?
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maybe the 2050 census, not 2010
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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NYC, LA, Chi, Houston, and Phoenix, will still be the 5 biggest cities in America.

NYC will have a population of around 8.5 million.

Detroit will have a population of around 65,000.

Chicago's metro area will top the 10 million mark, joining NYC and LA in the 10+ million metro club.

Sunbelt cities will continue to grow, but I think at a slower rate.

Northeast growth will be moderate.

The South will grow, as will the Midwest, but some cites and states in the Midwest could see a dip in population.
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