Population Growth Declines

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Population Growth Declines

Postby TheDude » Tue Nov 18, 2003 5:14 pm

Fewer people moved to KC last year (down 20%):

http://kansascity.bizjournals.com/kansascity/stories/2003/11/17/daily18.html?jst=b_ln_hl

"In 2010, we won't use long-form data," Lenk said. "We'll use this averaging technique."

NOW that's the SH#T i'm talkin' bout
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Postby KCDevin » Tue Nov 18, 2003 5:45 pm

so due to your last comment, is this good or bad?
because 66,795 more people is a great increase. and i really really doubt 10,000 people would leave the city in a year.

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Postby eliphar17 » Tue Nov 18, 2003 6:23 pm

"Among all U.S. counties with at least 250,000 residents, Johnson County had the second-highest rate of high school graduates in 2002, at 94.5 percent."

Wow... JoCo is the second-smartest county in the nation.

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Postby mean » Tue Nov 18, 2003 9:27 pm

I don't know if I would draw a line from rate of high school graduation to smarts. Among all U.S. counties with at least 250,000 residents, Johnson County has one of the lowest populations and highest average incomes (adjusted for cost of living), both of which have a pretty profound effect on not only the quality of public schools, but on the ability of residents to send their kids to private schools. I haven't seen the chart, but I'd bet that much of the top 50 are wealthy suburbs.
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Postby eliphar17 » Tue Nov 18, 2003 10:41 pm

I think it means that of all the people who are old enough to have graduated from high school, 94.5% of them have (and therefore 5.5% have not graduated). I don't think it refers to current students in high school.

I was intentionally exaggerating on my comment to see what the response would be; obviously high school graduation is not the only factor in how "smart" a county is. But still, you must admit that's an impressive statistic.

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Postby dangerboy » Wed Nov 19, 2003 12:14 pm

It's not a surprise since the county is entirely suburban, but since it's over 250,000 it is compared with counties that include inner cities. Comparing an all-suburban county with a county containing a city like KCK or Detroit will obviously lead to a very high ranking. The poor, inner city areas of those counties negate the wealthy surburban areas.

A more useful comparison would suburb-to-suburb. For example Johnson vs. Platte, St. Charles, Orange, etc.

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Postby bahua » Wed Nov 19, 2003 6:42 pm

WyCo doesn't have 250,000 people. In the metro, only Johnson and Jackson do.

http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GC ... ormat=ST-2

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Postby phxcat » Wed Nov 19, 2003 7:34 pm

WY doesn't have 250,000 people, but if there were no county line, JoCo would not rank that high. The reason it does is because it is almost all suburban. Out west, the counties are freaking huge- the entire Phoenix metro area is in Maricopa County- and because of that, MC has no chance of being ranked high. I think that Dangerboy is saying that most counties over 250,000 have innre cities, like Maricopa Cpounty, and JoCo doesn't have one- but would if WY CO were included.

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Postby mean » Wed Nov 19, 2003 7:52 pm

I don't think it refers to current students in high school.


I'm assuming that most residents graduated from there and stayed.

It's not a surprise since the county is entirely suburban, but since it's over 250,000 it is compared with counties that include inner cities.


^ Exactly. I think you explained it better.
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Postby FangKC » Thu Nov 20, 2003 4:08 am

I lived in Arizona for 7 years and worked in state government there. Some Arizona counties are as large as some of the smaller states back east.

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Postby bahua » Sun Nov 23, 2003 4:03 am

But I sure doubt that they ever had 250,000 people in them.

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Postby Good2Great » Sun Nov 23, 2003 11:03 am

Lenk is a JEANIUS! Anytime I need to calculate the weight of the atmosphere minus the net weight of pollution caused by the smoldering tip of a doobie...Lenk's the go to guy!

Ever wonder what happened to the John Lovitz Character..THE CRITIC....again, Lenk is the go to guy!
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