Wednesday, July 01, 2009

My Brother and John Norquist are happy

After many years of population decline, the city of Milwaukee has seen a (small) increase in population since the beginning of the decade.

Some other old central cities (not metropolitan areas) where population has increased: New York, San Francisco, Boston, Washington DC, Denver (not so old, but a city with tight municipal boundaries), Atlanta (see Denver), St. Louis (!!) and Newark.

Continuing to lose: Detroit (of course), Chicago (a little--but still surprising in light of what a great city it is), Philadelphia, Memphis, Baltimore, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo (which may in 50 years pass Green Bay as having the smallest population of any NFL city), and Birmingham.

San Antonio has had remarkable growth, and is now the country's 7th largest city.