I dreamed Columbus was climbing the charts..

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LP RecordI dreamed Columbus was climbing the census charts...  chart

I thought I heard on the news very early this morning that Columbus was now the 14th largest city in the US.  Maybe I was more asleep than awake but I tried to find the info on the US Census Bureau site and via Google when I'd had some coffee. 

National

The big news from the US Census Bureau is of course that Phoenix is the 5th largest city in the US now surpassing Philadelphia. 

New York city is growing.  Like most newspapers The New York Times covered the story that populations are growing in the south and western US and declining in some parts of the country including the area referred to as the "Rust Belt."

I personally hate the term "Rust Belt."  I get it but I hate it.  

"Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Rochester and other cities in the Rust Belt and upstate New York recorded population losses of more than 5 percent since 2000. But, except for Cleveland, these older cities recorded smaller losses since 2005, suggesting that their population declines may have been stanched. Columbus, Ohio, and Indianapolis gained population in the latest one-year period."

The CNN Money article about the fastest growing US Cities  says of large cities in our region : "Cleveland (- 6.9 percent), Pittsburgh (-6.5 percent) and Buffalo (-5.7 percent) also continued to show big losses since 2000."

Columbus Central Ohio   

The Columbus Dispatch story about the same info from the Census bureau says Columbus is the 15th largest City in the US. Written by Lisa Halverstadt and Jim Woods of the Columbus Dispatch the story this story is more focused on local, Powell is growing by 80%...New Albany 70+%, Pickerington is the number three biggest growth area in Central Ohio... that the old inner ring suburbs Bexley, Worthington, Upper Arlington, Grandview Heights, Minerva Park etc. lost population in the past year.  In "Suburbs beyond 1-270 top growth" The Columbus Dispatch does have a table that shows Columbus population grew by 3%, Cincinnati population grew by .3% and the rest of the big cities in Ohio lost population.
 

"Housing starts are down locally and nationally. But the suburbs are prospering outside I-270, where they have room to grow and popular school systems.

Older, inner-ring suburbs in central Ohio -- Bexley, Upper Arlington, Grandview Heights and Worthington -- have declined in population by about 7 percent.

Still, central Ohio remains Ohio's fastest-growing region and Columbus remains the nation's 15th-largest city, with the population growing nearly 3 percent from April 2000 to July 2006."

Central Ohio Census

I looked for the source of all this info but that site has not been updated.  I looked for a chart that had more than the top ten cities...  USA Today... that's the ticket.  USA Today has a chart of the top 125 Population Centers

Dream...

Columbus moving up to 14 nationally was all a dream  Columbus is still #15...  and probably destined to never climb the list with the increasess in Western and Southern US markets....and people moving out of cities to more suburban and even rural areas but we can dream.

 

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The graph has nothing to do with population, I just needed a chart.  That is an old Alexa traffic chart for ActiveRain.com!!  Don't strain your eyes trying to read it.

 

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pssst Bill your comment was offensive on so many levels.  Thanks for deleting it. 

I guess Bill did not feel welcomed. Of course I am now talking to myself which is OK.  I do have a copy of Bill's comment via email though and I'm thinking about blogging about Senate Bill 185 on one of my other blogs and will use it, thanks.  I will remove the comment spam and your identification though.  

 

 

June 28, 2007 02:45 PM
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Hi Maureen, dream about Akron will ya??  Todays Beacon Journal shows Akron lost 8,000 people since 2000!!!!! We are goin' no where fast.
Akron, Ohio209,7049282-3.4%
In 2000 we had @218,000, where the hell did they go? You piqued my curiosity about Bill, what the heck did he say??  Regards, David.
June 28, 2007 05:34 PM
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Bill just had a rant about Ohio Senate Bill 185.  Since that went into effect in late 2006 or beginning of 2007 it hardlly had an effect on populations anywhere in Ohio in 2006 which is what the population estimates that came out are about. 

He offended me with something about Columbus would be going to hell because of it.

I loved Akron when I moved there shortly after a lot of the rubber industry left Ohio and the steel mills in Cleveland were shutting down... I remember hearing a lot about the rust belt then.  Thanks David from relieving me from talking to myself here.   

June 28, 2007 06:04 PM
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Maureen, At least we can still dream........and Indianpolis and Columbus did have some growth. Now let's dream about a real estate rebound.
June 29, 2007 06:21 AM
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Paula I'm dreaming this nightmare will soon be over.  I was glad to see Indianapolis growth too.  Thanks for the commnent. 
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