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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Central Ohio population keeps pace

    Some area cities boom as U.S. nears 300 million

    Sunday, October 15, 2006

    Debbie Gebolys

    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

    When the United States population hit 200 million in 1967, central Ohio and the Buckeye State were booming. This week, as the nation hits another population milestone, local growth has slowed and the state is nearly stagnant. Meanwhile, central Ohio added 41 people a day, enough to keep up with the nation’s growth rate; Ohio as a whole didn’t come close.

    MORPC researchers said central Ohio’s population would grow by 36 percent between 2000 and 2030, 10 percentage points less than it did between 1970 and 2005. “In the second half of this decade, we turned the corner,” Reger said. “We’re not declining. We’re just not growing as fast.” Ohio’s slow growth is beginning to affect central Ohio, she said. “I love this state, but it has to get it together or Columbus is going to take a hit.”

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    #65423
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    On the other hand, moderate population growth is one of the reasons that real estate prices have remained comparatively reasonable in central Ohio; if we were experiencing the kind of influx Phoenix or coastal Florida or Atlanta have been experiencing over the past decade, we wouldn’t be able to say that.

    It also gives us a little bit of breathing room as yet to contemplate more comprehensive urban planning strategies for the future (transportation networks, utility infrastructure, etc.). If we had simply been packing people in like sardines, we wouldn’t be able to say that.

    #1077197
    spfld_expat
    spfld_expat
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    Anybody catch this on NPR this morning?

    U.S. Census Bureau show the 15 cities with the biggest population increases were in the South and West — with two exceptions: New York City and Columbus, Ohio.

    http://www.npr.org/2015/05/21/408407154/latest-u-s-census-data-fastest-growing-cities-are-in-the-west-and-south

    #1077207

    WJT
    Participant

    835,957 for Columbus.

    #1077213

    RedStorm
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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/05/21/the-fastest-growing-cities-in-america-are-not-new-york-san-francisco-or-d-c/

    Columbus added 12,421 people, or a 1.5% increase. San Francsisco added 11,964 people, a 1.3% increase. I add SF for reference, since they are technically the next largest city (city limits, the metro areas don’t even compare).

    #1077219

    WJT
    Participant

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/05/21/the-fastest-growing-cities-in-america-are-not-new-york-san-francisco-or-d-c/

    Columbus added 12,421 people, or a 1.5% increase. San Francsisco added 11,964 people, a 1.3% increase. I add SF for reference, since they are technically the next largest city (city limits, the metro areas don’t even compare).

    Actually the next largest city(city limits) is Indianapolis, which gained only around 5,000 people. Columbus is now less than 13,000 behind Indy(and it was over 31,000 behind in 2010).

    Looks like by 2020 Fort Worth and Charlotte will pass Columbus. Will Columbus be able to pass two of the next three above it( San Francisco, Jacksonville, or Indianapolis) to remain number 15?

    #1077224

    RedStorm
    Participant

    ^It was San Francisco at the ’13 estimate. Haven’t checked out the full list of ’14 yet.

    #1077225

    WJT
    Participant
    #1077240

    jbcmh81
    Participant

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>RedStorm wrote:</div>
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/05/21/the-fastest-growing-cities-in-america-are-not-new-york-san-francisco-or-d-c/

    Columbus added 12,421 people, or a 1.5% increase. San Francsisco added 11,964 people, a 1.3% increase. I add SF for reference, since they are technically the next largest city (city limits, the metro areas don’t even compare).

    Actually the next largest city(city limits) is Indianapolis, which gained only around 5,000 people. Columbus is now less than 13,000 behind Indy(and it was over 31,000 behind in 2010).

    Looks like by 2020 Fort Worth and Charlotte will pass Columbus. Will Columbus be able to pass two of the next three above it( San Francisco, Jacksonville, or Indianapolis) to remain number 15?

    Columbus is growing faster than 4 out of the 5 cities above it. It’s a certainty that Columbus will pass up Indianapolis in the next few years. SF would be passed up down the road, just given that SF has huge housing issues and astronomical pricing in comparison, so that really will limit how fast it can grow, but exactly when is the question.

    Here are the next 5 cities above Columbus, 2013-2014
    Indianapolis
    848,788 +5,413
    Difference vs. Columbus: 12,831
    At the present rate, Columbus will pass it in 2016.

    San Francisco
    852,469 +11,331
    Difference vs. Columbus: 16,512
    At the present rate, Columbus will pass it in about 2030- maybe as soon as 2025 if Columbus can step up its growth, which is certainly doable the larger it gets.

    Jacksonville
    853,382 +9,368
    Difference vs. Columbus: 17,425
    At the present rate, Columbus will pass it in about 2020.

    Austin and San Jose are probably out of reach at this point, at least until growth rates significantly change. Columbus is currently growing faster than SJ, but it’s got a big lead.

    So worst case scenario suggest Columbus stays at 15th or even moves up to 14th largest, even after it’s passed up by Charlotte and Ft. Worth.

    #1077244

    WJT
    Participant

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>WJT wrote:</div>

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>RedStorm wrote:</div><br>
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/05/21/the-fastest-growing-cities-in-america-are-not-new-york-san-francisco-or-d-c/

    Columbus added 12,421 people, or a 1.5% increase. San Francsisco added 11,964 people, a 1.3% increase. I add SF for reference, since they are technically the next largest city (city limits, the metro areas don’t even compare).

    Actually the next largest city(city limits) is Indianapolis, which gained only around 5,000 people. Columbus is now less than 13,000 behind Indy(and it was over 31,000 behind in 2010).

    Looks like by 2020 Fort Worth and Charlotte will pass Columbus. Will Columbus be able to pass two of the next three above it( San Francisco, Jacksonville, or Indianapolis) to remain number 15?

    Columbus is growing faster than 4 out of the 5 cities above it. It’s a certainty that Columbus will pass up Indianapolis in the next few years. SF would be passed up down the road, just given that SF has huge housing issues and astronomical pricing in comparison, so that really will limit how fast it can grow, but exactly when is the question.

    Here are the next 5 cities above Columbus, 2013-2014<br>
    Indianapolis<br>
    848,788 +5,413<br>
    Difference vs. Columbus: 12,831<br>
    At the present rate, Columbus will pass it in 2016.

    San Francisco<br>
    852,469 +11,331<br>
    Difference vs. Columbus: 16,512<br>
    At the present rate, Columbus will pass it in about 2030- maybe as soon as 2025 if Columbus can step up its growth, which is certainly doable the larger it gets.

    Jacksonville<br>
    853,382 +9,368<br>
    Difference vs. Columbus: 17,425<br>
    At the present rate, Columbus will pass it in about 2020.

    Austin and San Jose are probably out of reach at this point, at least until growth rates significantly change. Columbus is currently growing faster than SJ, but it’s got a big lead.

    So worst case scenario suggest Columbus stays at 15th or even moves up to 14th largest, even after it’s passed up by Charlotte and Ft. Worth.

    As I mentioned, I was looking at 2020. I think we may be able to pass two out of the three by then to remain at 15. Jacksonville and Indianapolis look pretty sluggish. San Francisco managed to jam nearly 50,000 people into it since 2000-about the same as Columbus. With all the condo growth and the high demand, don’t know if we will catch them by 2020. Who knows after that lol.

    I think Austin will break 1 million by 2020 the way it is growing.

    #1077271
    Stephen43215
    Stephen43215
    Participant

    Its really time for Columbus to start thinking about light rail or streetcar again. It would push for more people to use public transit and maybe limit the amount of parking spaces all the new developments require.

    #1077279

    RedStorm
    Participant

    Its really time for Columbus to start thinking about light rail or streetcar again. It would push for more people to use public transit and maybe definitely limit the amount of parking spaces all the new developments require.

    FTFY :)

    #1077336

    WJT
    Participant

    Streetcar, light rail, BRT, Circulators, SOMETHING needs to be done cause same old COTA just ain’t cutting it anymore. Especially with the growth in population and density.

    #1077345

    jbcmh81
    Participant

    Columbus now has more density than Cincinnati, despite being almost 3x larger in area size. So much for the idea that Columbus is just suburban sprawl.

    #1077382

    longtimecaller
    Participant

    Amazing how touchy some folks get about the topic of population, per comments to the Cincinnati Enquirer version of this story (some of you may recognize the real-life profile of an occasional Dispatch commenter, who goes by “Cowtown Carl” and other pseudonyms, here):

    http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/05/21/census-cincinnatis-population-growing/27709431/

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