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View Poll Results: Which is your top Iowa city of the Top 5 Largest Iowa Cities?
Des Moines 106 50.24%
Sioux City 19 9.00%
Cedar Rapids 31 14.69%
Davenport 44 20.85%
Waterloo 11 5.21%
Voters: 211. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-13-2010, 08:29 PM
 
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Yep, in the summer time taking I-29 through SC is damn near unbearable do to the reeky rendering plants practically next to the interstate... but all in all, it's not a bad community.

And I have no love for Sioux Falls. It has no real identity, as it's little more than a very large Ankeny - overwhelmingly white, and white-collar. It may be twice as large as SC now, but doesn't have half the history or character.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:18 PM
 
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Iowa city, please,watch a hawkeye football game and it will tell you all you need to know about iowa city,a water-tower, cornfields and hogs,if their was something in iowa city they would show it during football games,trust me.
Here's that "small town" of Iowa City:


Iowa City = 67,800 people as of the 2008 census, which is more than Waterloo's 66,600. Waterloo still has Iowa City by 15K in the metro, but it won't be long before the Iowa City metro passes it at the rate it's growing.

I don't like to get into city pissing matches, and generally I can find something good in every city, but your comments about Iowa City are completely nuts and totally unfounded. Whether you like it or not, Iowa City is quickly becoming Iowa's #4 city behind Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Davenport. It's attracting people and jobs, unlike the Waterloo metro which has been stuck in a rut for the last three decades.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:33 PM
 
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http://data.iowadatacenter.org/datatables/PlacesAll/plestpopranking20002008.pdf


Here's the real 2008 census estimates. Iowa City is bigger than Waterloo.

Also, from 2000-2009 the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metro area grew by .7%. The Iowa City-Coralville metro area grew by 15%. I'm not "way over blowing it up".

Population Estimates (http://www.census.gov/popest/metro/CBSA-est2009-pop-chg.html - broken link)
You talk like a fool, 2008 census,the census is done every ten (10) years,waterloo was bigger than iowa town in 2000 and it will be bigger than iowa town in 2010.I notice you cited percentage above,why not just cite the metro pop. of the two. But i will give credit were it's due,i think it was very smart of iowa town ,which is no bigger then tama, and merge it within the college population to give it some people,i know it's a college town,but thats all it his,grow and come-up with the big dogs, when you pass sioux city then holla.waterloo (163.000) strong.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:58 PM
 
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You talk like a fool, 2008 census,the census is done every ten (10) years,waterloo was bigger than iowa town in 2000 and it will be bigger than iowa town in 2010.I notice you cited percentage above,why not just cite the metro pop. of the two. But i will give credit were it's due,i think it was very smart of iowa town ,which is no bigger then tama, and merge it within the college population to give it some people,i know it's a college town,but thats all it his,grow and come-up with the big dogs, when you pass sioux city then holla.waterloo (163.000) strong.
Who's the fool? Along with the ten year official census, they do an estimated census on a regular basis. For 2008, Iowa City's estimated population was 67,800. Besides, we don't have long to wait for the 2010 census to prove you wrong.

How about metro populations, in 2009 (http://www.census.gov/popest/metro/CBSA-est2009-annual.html - broken link)? Iowa City, 152,000...up from 131,000 taken during the 2000 census. That's a 19,000 gain in 9 years.

Waterloo shows 164,900 in 2009, up from 163,700 in 2000. That's a 1,200 gain over 9 years...not even close to the growth the Iowa City metro is seeing.

At the rate the Iowa City metro is growing, it will surpass the Waterloo metro by 2017.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:08 PM
 
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Correct me if I'm wrong here...But isn't the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Metro area also home to a large public university? So presumably, both Iowa City and Waterloo have some amount of student population added to their cities census population.

It would be interesting if good, meaningful research has been done on exactly what percentage of a student population is added into a cities census population. I would guess it is no more than 50%. i.e. if a university has 20,000 students, I would bet no more than 10,000 are figured into the cities census population.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:22 PM
 
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Correct me if I'm wrong here...But isn't the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Metro area also home to a large public university? So presumably, both Iowa City and Waterloo have some amount of student population added to their cities census population.

It would be interesting if good, meaningful research has been done on exactly what percentage of a student population is added into a cities census population. I would guess it is no more than 50%. i.e. if a university has 20,000 students, I would bet no more than 10,000 are figured into the cities census population.
Cedar Falls has the University of Northern Iowa, which has about 15,000 students. The University of Iowa in Iowa City is about 30,000 students.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:25 PM
 
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Who's the fool? Along with the ten year official census, they do an estimated census on a regular basis. For 2008, Iowa City's estimated population was 67,800. Besides, we don't have long to wait for the 2010 census to prove you wrong.

How about metro populations, in 2009 (http://www.census.gov/popest/metro/CBSA-est2009-annual.html - broken link)? Iowa City, 152,000...up from 131,000 taken during the 2000 census. That's a 19,000 gain in 9 years.

Waterloo shows 164,900 in 2009, up from 163,700 in 2000. That's a 1,200 gain over 9 years...not even close to the growth the Iowa City metro is seeing.

At the rate the Iowa City metro is growing, it will surpass the Waterloo metro by 2017.
2017 you on dope or dog-food ,as we speak waterloo is on a come back,by the way the 2008 figures are nothing but a projected population count.like i said before waterloo was bigger than iowa town in 2000 wich was the last census and it will be bigger the next census 2010.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:11 AM
 
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2017 you on dope or dog-food ,as we speak waterloo is on a come back,by the way the 2008 figures are nothing but a projected population count.like i said before waterloo was bigger than iowa town in 2000 wich was the last census and it will be bigger the next census 2010.

This obsession you have with bashing Iowa City is really kinda creepy.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:49 AM
 
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This obsession you have with bashing Iowa City is really kinda creepy.
Hush hog i hear noise.They will not come hear and bash my city because of their race issues,and try to make that little 24 square mile town more than what it his.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:21 AM
 
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I seriously can't believe there's an Iowa City vs Waterloo fight going on. I mean the two places couldn't be more different. I've never heard any smack down of those two...

Regardless, Iowa City has been creeping up on Waterloo for decades. It just is what it is.

In 1980 the Waterloo metro had over 74,000 people more than the Iowa City metro. In 2000 the Waterloo metro had 32,000 more people than the Iowa City metro. As of 2009, the Waterloo metro has 10,000 more people than the Iowa City metro.

It's not a conspiracy.

Waterloo:

1930 46,191
1940 51,743
1950 65,198
1960 71,755
1970 75,533
1980 75,987
1990 66,467
2000 68,747
2008 66,662

Iowa City:

1930 15,340
1940 17,182
1950 27,212
1960 33,443
1970 46,850
1980 50,508
1990 59,735
2000 62,220
2008 67,831

What's there to fight over?

Even if you look at counties:

Black Hawk:

1930 69,146
1940 79,946
1950 100,448
1960 122,482
1970 132,916
1980 137,961
1990 123,798
2000 128,012
2009 129,276

Johnson County:


1930 30,276
1940 33,191
1950 45,756
1960 53,663
1970 72,127
1980 81,717
1990 96,119
2000 111,006
2009 131,005

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