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Updated City Population Estimates Released
« on: July 21, 2008, 05:00:00 AM »
Updated City Population Estimates Released



Six Florida cities were among the nation's biggest population losers between July 1, 2006, and July 1, 2007, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates.  Is Jacksonville on this list?

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Re: Updated City Population Estimates Released
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2008, 08:41:48 AM »
Thanks for collecting the data.  Very informative.

Jax's growth is still steady and is still among the faster growing areas of the country.  IMO, proves that this city has a lot to offer.

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Re: Updated City Population Estimates Released
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2008, 08:45:16 AM »
This city has incredible potential. I like the fact I just got extended on being stationed here for another year. Still stuck at #12, damn Detroit, they can't lose fast enough! The only city that could jump over us is Austin, TX, explosive growth there.
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Re: Updated City Population Estimates Released
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2008, 09:08:49 AM »
IMO, there are just a few key issues that will launch this region into the limelight:

- Transportation (HUGE issue)
- Crime (Overall not really that bad but there is still a negative perception)
- Leadership
- Tourism

If we can get better in those four areas, we will be infinitely better for it.

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Re: Updated City Population Estimates Released
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2008, 09:23:18 AM »
I couldn't agree more Jason.  Cities with diverse mass transit systems, like Denver, are seeing huge growth as more people are looking to move away from driving everywhere.  Our crime here seems to be an inside negative perception.  I didn't know how bad it was until I moved here and everyone told me how bad it was.  Leadership would be a good thing to have and yes, we need ways to promote our city.

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Re: Updated City Population Estimates Released
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2008, 09:48:23 AM »
Interesting data.  It is curious that the Florida cities with the biggest losses were almost all in the Miami metro area.  Perhaps this is related to the property values being so high and the subsequent real estate meltdown.  Miami had a huge run up in prices which put the homes their out of the reach of the average family.  It could become like New York where only the rich can afford to comfortably live with a family.

Anyway, the big increase for Jacksonville is key.  This will add new demand for development and jobs and will clearly help bring us out of the current real estate downturn sooner than other areas in Florida.

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Re: Updated City Population Estimates Released
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2008, 11:57:59 AM »
Seeing all of this reminds of how ridiculous it is that Flagler County is in Orlando's metro area. But I am glad that J-ville is still steadily growing.

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Re: Updated City Population Estimates Released
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2008, 12:24:59 PM »
I'm not sure what counties are included in our metro area, otherwise I'd do the math myself, so what does that make the Jax metro population for '07?

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Re: Updated City Population Estimates Released
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2008, 12:36:55 PM »
Duval, St. Johns, Clay, Nassau, Putnam, Baker

I think that is all of them.

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Re: Updated City Population Estimates Released
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2008, 01:02:03 PM »
Duval, St. Johns, Clay, Nassau, Putnam, Baker

I think that is all of them.

Putnam is not part of the Metro area, maybe the CSA, but not MSA.
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Re: Updated City Population Estimates Released
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2008, 01:11:36 PM »
Thanks Reed.  I wasn't 100% on Putnam.  There was some talks a little while back about adding Putnam but I guess that hasn't happened yet.

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Re: Updated City Population Estimates Released
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2008, 01:13:51 PM »
Palm Coast is its own Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), but it gets pulled in by the Orlando-Daytona Beach Consolidated Statistical Area (CSA), which includes the counties of Orange, Seminole, Lake, Osceola, Volusia, Flagler, and Sumter.

The Jacksonville MSA consists of Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Nassau, and Baker.  It does not include Flagler or Putnam.  Jacksonville is not part of a CSA, as there is no other adjacent MSA with which to combine.  An argument can certainly be made that Flagler should be part of the Jacksonville MSA, leaving Volusia as the sole component of the Daytona Beach MSA as well as part of the Orlando-Daytona CSA.  I'll leave that up to the census people.

The 2006 population estitmate for the MSA was roughly 1,278,000.  The 2008 estimate is probably around 1.3 to 1.31 million, which keeps us at #40 nationwide, above Memphis but below Nashville.  Within the next 10 years, Jacksonville should pass Milwaukee and Providence on the list, although Raleigh could catch up to us at the rate that area is currently growing.  Personally, I'm not sure the RDU area can handle that kind of growth long term.
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Re: Updated City Population Estimates Released
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2008, 01:47:35 PM »
RDU?

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Re: Updated City Population Estimates Released
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2008, 02:01:45 PM »
RDU?

Raleigh-Durham.  The traffic on I-40 between the two cities was barely tolerable when I lived there 10 years ago.  The area's population has grown something like 30% since then.

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Re: Updated City Population Estimates Released
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2008, 12:07:42 AM »
Jason I am not sure if you put those in any order,but I think leadership should be first and then the rest will have no choice but to follow and be successful :)