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New Census Population Estimates

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The_Overdog
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Re: New Census Population Estimates

Postby The_Overdog » 19 Apr 2019 11:17

I don't really find the 'county size' argument to be all that persuasive, as let's take the Houston numbers again, even with the combined county size:

From Cord:
Dallas + Tarrant: 532,866 (1,811 sq mi)
DFW otherwise: 216 + 192 + 145: 553k ~ close enough to 49/51.

Houston:
590
Houston otherwise: 197 + 131 + 129: 457 ~ 60%/40%

LA is even more dramatic I do believe, and LA county is more E-W than N-S (along the more valuable coastline).

Under all these metrics, DFW is growing but also sprawling more than Houston or LA.

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Mgreen15
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Re: New Census Population Estimates

Postby Mgreen15 » 23 May 2019 16:54

The US Census Bureau released it’s population estimates for cities today and the data obtained between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018 doesn’t look so good for Dallas.

Fort Worth gained 19,522 (895,008) and is 3rd in terms of largest numeric increase. Dallas gained just 1,960 (1,345,047) over the same time period.

According to these estimates, Dallas has steadily gained close to 20,000 people on a yearly basis since 2010, so I wonder if the new estimate is more of a correction to over estimated gains in years past.
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DPatel304
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Re: New Census Population Estimates

Postby DPatel304 » 23 May 2019 17:12

^Wow, thanks for sharing. That number looks extremely low, but I'm curious to see how other cities (aside from Fort Worth) fared during the same time frame.

I figured we were due for a slow-down, but that is quite a drastic drop from the year before.

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Hannibal Lecter
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Re: New Census Population Estimates

Postby Hannibal Lecter » 27 May 2019 02:59

This was a surprise: Fort Worth has passed San Francisco and Columbus to become the 13th most populous American city.

Five of the 13 most populous cities in the country lie along the I-10/I-35/I-45 triangle.

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Re: New Census Population Estimates

Postby LuvBigD » 04 Jun 2019 13:51

Mgreen15 wrote:The US Census Bureau released it’s population estimates for cities today and the data obtained between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018 doesn’t look so good for Dallas.

Fort Worth gained 19,522 (895,008) and is 3rd in terms of largest numeric increase. Dallas gained just 1,960 (1,345,047) over the same time period.

According to these estimates, Dallas has steadily gained close to 20,000 people on a yearly basis since 2010, so I wonder if the new estimate is more of a correction to over estimated gains in years past.


That Dallas number looks like it's missing a digit.

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Re: New Census Population Estimates

Postby Mgreen15 » 04 Jun 2019 22:29

LuvBigD wrote:
Mgreen15 wrote:The US Census Bureau released it’s population estimates for cities today and the data obtained between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018 doesn’t look so good for Dallas.

Fort Worth gained 19,522 (895,008) and is 3rd in terms of largest numeric increase. Dallas gained just 1,960 (1,345,047) over the same time period.

According to these estimates, Dallas has steadily gained close to 20,000 people on a yearly basis since 2010, so I wonder if the new estimate is more of a correction to over estimated gains in years past.


That Dallas number looks like it's missing a digit.


Considering Dallas’ growth trend from 2010-2017... it really does seem like this is missing a digit. But this is correct, according to the census bureau. I would like to understand their process of gathering information for these yearly estimates and if the data is truly accurate.

You can see the year by year population estimates here:

https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tab ... l?src=bkmk


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