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Old 01-31-2008, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Des Moines
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I found a links showing the growth (or lack of) for all cities in Iowa. From 2000-2006.

http://data.iowadatacenter.org/datat...ng20002006.xls

Numerical county:

1. Ankeny
2. Urbandale
3. West Des Moines
4. Johnston
5. Waukee

And by percentage:

1. Maharishi Vedic City
2. Waukee
3. Panorama Park
4. North Liberty
5. Granger
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Boise, Idaho by way of Iowa City, Iowa
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Originally Posted by DMRyan View Post
I found a links showing the growth (or lack of) for all cities in Iowa. From 2000-2006.

http://data.iowadatacenter.org/datat...ng20002006.xls

Numerical county:

1. Ankeny
2. Urbandale
3. West Des Moines
4. Johnston
5. Waukee

And by percentage:

1. Maharishi Vedic City
2. Waukee
3. Panorama Park
4. North Liberty
5. Granger

That shouldn't even count. Ridiculous. Those Fairfieldians are crazy I tell ya.
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Chariton, Iowa
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I'd say they shouldn't count because of course their percentage growth is going to be the highest since as a new town they started at 0.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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I didn't know they actually started that as a town, so are they even associated with fairfield now? Is the *school* if thats what you call it, in Maharishi Ved City now instead of fairfield?
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Dubuque Metro, Iowa
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Metro, thanks for the rep... appreciate it.

I googled "fastest growing city in Iowa," about five times, wording it differently each time, and found North Liberty as the mode, I do remember there was a city that was just north of Des Moines that was very high up, as well, it may have been Waukee.

Going from 5,000 to nearly 10,000 is remarkable for a city, anywhere, especially here in IA.

I do know that Peosta does come relatively high on the list, probably in the top ten or fifteen, 60% in five years... that is exponential.

A list would be terrific!
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Des Moines
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What a type of list are you looking for? Numerical or percentage growth and for what years? The link I provided above shows both the percentage and numerical growth of all Iowa cities from 2000-2006. Having a block of years shown is certainly more indicitive of real growth than one year estimated census data, which rules out the anomolies. Keep in mind percentage growth can be extremely biased as we see in the listing above. Looking at a town that has 20 people and adds 10 will obviously rank high and skew the percentage data. Showing numerical data alone will only favor the larger growing communities.

Just for refernence, North Liberty ranks 7th in numerical growth, 4th in percentage growth. Peosta ranks 37th in numerical growth, 12th in percentage growth.
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Dubuque Metro, Iowa
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Thanks, DM Ryan, that was very helpful .
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:43 PM
 
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Uh Dubuque, do you believe everything you Google?

People, particularly economic development types claim whatever to get competitive advantage. My guess is the census or what DMRyan recommended gives you more reliable data.

I could probably go out and Google "Michael Bolton is great" and find sites devoted to that, does that mean he doesn't suck?
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:34 AM
 
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Basically the Des Moines burbs are the fastest growing areas in the state, and the Iowa City area is 2nd.
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Dubuque Metro, Iowa
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Originally Posted by DSMGuy View Post
Uh Dubuque, do you believe everything you Google?

People, particularly economic development types claim whatever to get competitive advantage. My guess is the census or what DMRyan recommended gives you more reliable data.

I could probably go out and Google "Michael Bolton is great" and find sites devoted to that, does that mean he doesn't suck?
No, I do not believe everything i google.

Google gives you links, not answers.

I googled "Peosta, fastest growing" "Peosta, telegraph herald" and a few other things so I could get try and prove Peosta was the fastest growing city, I do see your point though.
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