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View Poll Results: Who is the next rising star of Georgia?
Augusta 26 39.39%
Macon 12 18.18%
Columbus 28 42.42%
Voters: 66. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-12-2019, 12:34 PM
 
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Very interesting analysis. I agree about Augusta and Savannah being more connected to SC than the other cities in GA mentioned. And look at the growth rates of the SC metros.. they all outpace GAs fall line metros. Only Savannah's metro growth reaches the double digits
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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Omitting Charlotte MSA (which extends into 3 counties of SC) and Atlanta.

I think Augusta and Savannah (sitting on the border of SC) are a lot more in competition with their neighbors to the North and East (SC), than the rest of GA. South Carolina, like North Carolina has a healthy balance in cities. What is making Charleston more attractive to people, when Savannah is it's peer city and closest largest metropolitan area?

Georgia and South Carolina's MSA Growth since 2010

#61. Greenville MSA - 906,626 (+82,514) - 10.01% growth
#70. Columbia MSA - 832,666 (+65,068) - 8.48% growth
#74. Charleston MSA - 787,643 (+123,036) - 18.51% growth
#112. Myrtle Beach MSA - 480,891 (+104,366) - 27.65% growth
#151. Spartanburg MSA - 341,298 (+28,030) - 8.95% growth

Georgia's MSA growth
#92. Augusta MSA - 604,167 (+39,294) - 6.96% growth
#137 Savannah MSA - 389,494 (+41,833) - 12.05% growth
#163 Columbus MSA - 305,421 (+10,676) - 3.59% growth
#199 Macon MSA - 229,737 (-2,556) - 1.10% decline
Metro Augusta went from 556,877 to 604,167 = 47,290
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:06 PM
 
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Metro Augusta went from 556,877 to 604,167 = 47,290
Still highly outpaced by S.C. metros. Just seems like Augusta and Savannah are in competition with GA AND SC to be honest, being way closer than Atlanta
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:37 PM
 
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Metro Augusta went from 556,877 to 604,167 = 47,290
Sorry, Nortie, but the 2010 Census figure for Augusta was revised to 564,873 -- this according to US Census' Factfinder, 2010-2018. Sometimes the Census Bureau reconfigures the statistics in a new estimate: it'll revise one or more estimate years, and occasionally the official Census. Or it observes an MSA's new county definition, which means it adds the new county/ies each year so it's comparing apples-to-apples gains.

The Savannah MSA did gain more people in 2010-2018 than Augusta. And considering that Augusta-Aiken's metro area spans 7 counties, with 215,000 more people than Savannah's small 3-county metro, that is significant.
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Augusta’s growth comes primarily from bedroom community Columbia county while Richmond’s growth has fluctuated between stagnant and slow for years.
Chatham’s growth on the other hand has gradually increased each census, especially since 2000. Savannah Metro’s growth doesn’t rely solely on Effingham and Bryan. The latter counties compliment Chatham’s overall growth. That’s a big difference between the two metros.
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:39 PM
 
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The population of Richmond County is almost unchanged since the 2000 census.... It's been hovering around 200k for the past 20 years. Stagnant is putting it mildly
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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The population of Richmond County is almost unchanged since the 2000 census.... It's been hovering around 200k for the past 20 years. Stagnant is putting it mildly
Was trying to be nice. I was expecting some crazy rebuttal from your favorite neighborhood booster. Haha

One can’t forget Augusta and the CSRA is Georgia’s second largest metro. Seriously though, good things have been happening in those parts. I’m hoping downtown continues to pick up its vibrancy.
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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I’m a booster? More people from Savannah have commented than from Augusta. The only other person to comment from my area hates Augusta.

Didn’t Chatham county lose population in the 2018 estimate? Yes it did. Richmond county gained. Your main county should be attracting more people considering DT Savannah is established and DT Augusta is still in the revitalization stage.

It’s 2019 and y’all want to focus on the past. I would to considering what’s happening presently in Augusta. The majority of large projects in metro Augusta by far are in the urban core. DT Savannah will get left behind in terms of investment versus Augusta over the next few years.

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Old 06-13-2019, 04:33 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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DT Savannah will get left behind in terms of investment versus Augusta over the next few years.
You had me until this statement.
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:45 AM
 
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Didn’t Chatham county lose population in the 2018 estimate? Yes it did. Richmond county gained. Your main county should be attracting more people considering DT Savannah is established and DT Augusta is still in the revitalization stage.
Chatham lost 65 people in 2018, Richmond gained 94. It's the 2010-2018 figure that is key though: Richmond gained 1,005 people in those 8 years. Chatham gained 24,067.

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I would to considering what’s happening presently in Augusta. The majority of large projects in metro Augusta by far are in the urban core. DT Savannah will get left behind in terms of investment versus Augusta over the next few years.
Everyone wants a revitalization of GA's 2nd-tier downtowns. Savannah's downtown really can't "get behind" at this point -- not with all the future plans it has (just new hotels alone). It's also on a different level, much like Asheville's and Charleston's. Georgia's other 2nd tiers won't reach those levels anytime soon. Athens is closer than the fall-line cities.
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