Kind of weird that St Louis area has negative growth. I can understand the city proper but don't quite understand why the area is moribund with respect to growth.Critical_Mass wrote: ↑Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:42 amThe 2018 census population estimates were released today.
Another good year for KC, but not as good as the previous two years which I think were at around 20k and 22k.
Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area +16,392
Lawrence, KS Metro Area +807
St. Joseph, MO-KS Metro Area -108
Topeka, KS Metro Area -559
St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area -385
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metro Area +9,981
Lincoln, NE Metro Area +3,411
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area +10,309
Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area +13,196
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area +21,980
Columbus, OH Metro Area +24,066
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area +36,521
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area +39,436
https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-k ... mates.html
I have a lot of family in KC who like it like it is and look very negatively on growth. Even though KC's growth is relatively high for the midwest, the SMSA continues to slip in US rank due to faster growing communities (I believe Austin has now passed KC). While nobody wants KC to become a Dallas, I think it will be difficult to keep certain institutions and businesses if growth cannot keep us in the vicinity of where we are now in national rank. The pro sport teams are especially vulnerable with higher growth cities wanting pro baseball and football teams.