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#101 Now in Denton

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:16 PM

Would be nice if Fort Worth were to anchor its own MSA again someday.

 

I don't see how it would not ? Some things simply don't fit or make sense with government guidelines for a MSA. If this calculation is correct. That would mean Austin will overtake Dallas or be very close to doing so by 2020. That would mean one or two cities stand between Fort Worth and Dallas nationally. To me that is shocking ! 



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 01:25 AM

Yeah Im not sure that moving up a couple of spots really means a whole lot... Although it looks pretty on paper it has little relevance to anything because of how many square miles the city limits are and pair that with the paltry density numbers we have this becomes another statistic of unwarranted chest thumping... I assume one of the cities FW will move past is SF however when you compare their vibrancy and dynamism there is really no comparison. SF feels like a much bigger city than FW does. I know first hand because I lived there 15 years. Even Dallas is not on the same level.

I love my hometown and I am not trying to knock it, but density should be the true barometer when determining list of largest cities in my book and unfortunately FW falls flat in that category.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 07:11 AM

Yeah I’m not sure that moving up a couple of spots really means a whole lot... Although it looks pretty on paper it has little relevance to anything because of how many square miles the city limits are and pair that with the paltry density numbers we have this becomes another statistic of unwarranted chest thumping... I assume one of the cities FW will move past is SF however when you compare their vibrancy and dynamism there is really no comparison. SF “feels” like a much much bigger city than FW does. I know first hand because I lived there 15 years. Even Dallas is not on the same level.

I love my hometown and I am not trying to knock it, but density should be the true barometer when determining list of largest cities in my book and unfortunately FW falls flat in that category.

 

Hate it or love it. To each their own how they want to look at this. But as I said on this topic. The number I watch more is the region. And most especially in state rankings. Fort Worth has already passed many well known cities. To me that is old news. Heck Fort Worth could fall back in national rankings. That means  little to me.

 

But to think "Big D" could permanently settle to 4th or 5th largest in Texas ? I never thought that could ever happen. And Dallas has been growing in population like other Texas cities this whole time, just not at the same pace. Plus congressional districts in the Metroplex will be redrawn to favor more representation to the western side of the metroplex.  And to some degree Austin and San Antonio will also affect Dallas federal clout.



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 07:44 AM

NID... I agree with you that it is amazing to think that Big D could slip to 5th. If the current numbers keep up with recent growth projections Fort Worth WILL pass Dallas in the not too distant future.

As far as going up on the largest cities list my only hope is that Fort Worth starts to think and prepare itself for denser inner city growth. There is plenty of other land to grab and incorporate, but I don't think we need further sprawl which in turn puts stress on public and city services.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 09:14 AM

12
Jacksonville[9]
Florida
880,619
821,784
+7.16%
747.4 sq mi
1,935.8 km2
1,178/sq mi
455/km2
30.3369°N 81.6616°W
13
San Francisco[10]
California
870,887
805,235
+8.15%
46.9 sq mi
121.5 km2
18,569/sq mi
7,170/km2
37.7272°N 123.0322°W
14
Columbus
Ohio
860,090
787,033
+9.28%
218.5 sq mi
565.9 km2
3,936/sq mi
1,520/km2
39.9852°N 82.9848°W
15
Indianapolis[11]
Indiana
855,164
820,445
+4.23%
361.5 sq mi
936.3 km2
2,366/sq mi
914/km2
39.7767°N 86.1459°W
16
Fort Worth
Texas
854,113
741,206
+15.23%
342.9 sq mi
888.1 km2
2,491/sq mi
962/km2
32.7815°N

 

My copying and pasting from Wikipedia's Census-based population columns leaves a lot to be desired.  The point here is that, if Fort Worth maintains it's "15.23%" growth rate, compared to the 7-9% range of San Francisco and the other cities just below Austin, Fort Worth will become No. 12. 



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 07:33 PM

Anchoring our own MSA (metro area) would probably help our image more than moving up a few positions in city population rankings.


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