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Old 03-10-2011, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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With Philadelphia showing a population of 1,526,006 and Phoenix, AZ showing a population of 1,445,632, Philly has regained its place as the 5th largest city in the Country. After all that talk coming out of Phoenix saying that it had overtaken Philly in population back in 2006 based off of estimates but the census showed that wasn't the case. Philadelphians should be proud that there city is growing and just reclaimed it spot as one of the top 5 largest cities. I would say that's good news for the city of Philadelphia after 60 years of population decline its good to see the city heading in the right direction.
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:52 PM
 
Location: The City
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Surprising but just happy to see movement in the right direction!
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:58 PM
 
Location: New Canaan, CT
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Philly has regained its place as the 5th largest city in the Country.
Philly never lost its place as the 5th largest city in the country. The intercensal estimates don't count. They've proven to be highly inaccurate for large cities. They are not an actual headcount and they have no effect on Congressional representation, which is the main purpose of having a Census.

Philly was 5th largest in 2010 and remained 5th largest last year.
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:56 PM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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Now let's get back to #4! Houston needs a comeuppance!
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Phila
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Interesting, I never knew Phoenix was even in the top 10.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:53 PM
 
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I'm not surprised. Between our recent surge and Phoenix's pointed recession struggles, it makes sense.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Center City
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Out of curiosity, just checked the Phoenix forum. Funny, but I didn't see any "We're number 6!" threads.

Go Philly!
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:00 PM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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Interesting, I never knew Phoenix was even in the top 10.
It really shouldn't be. It's just that they kept expanding the official city boundaries to encompass over 500sq miles of desert sprawl.
It isn't in the top 10 metropolitan areas.

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Old 03-10-2011, 10:23 PM
 
Location: New Canaan, CT
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It really shouldn't be. It's just that they kept expanding the official city boundaries to encompass over 500sq miles of desert sprawl.
yeah, but someone in Arizona is sitting around complaining that it's not fair because Philadelphia takes up an entire freaking county! City sizes, like state sizes, are arbitrary. There's no reason for Fort Worth to be larger than Boston, but that's just the way it is.
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:53 PM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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yeah, but someone in Arizona is sitting around complaining that it's not fair because Philadelphia takes up an entire freaking county! City sizes, like state sizes, are arbitrary. There's no reason for Fort Worth to be larger than Boston, but that's just the way it is.
But Philly's boundaries have been unchanged since before the Civil War. Phoenix expanded it's boundaries 30x, from 17 square miles to 519 square miles just since 1950. We are allowed to be huffy.

I say we expand the borders of Philly to 519 square miles, then we can be a city of 5-6 million, and be #2!
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