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Richmond among top 5 fastest growing “traditional cities”

From Robert Steuteville at the Congress for the New Urbanism:

Traditional American cities like Seattle, New Orleans, New York City, and Philadelphia are growing this decade at a rate that they haven’t seen since the 1940s, according to a Public Square analysis. The 25 largest traditional cities gained 3.8 percent in population in the first half of this decade, from 2010 to 2015, according to US Census Bureau estimates.

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The five fastest-growing traditional cities are New Orleans, Seattle, Washington DC, Boston, and Richmond VA.

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20 comments

Paul S 12/16/2016 at 7:13 AM

New Orleans lost over half it’s population (~254K) in one big swoop after Katrina. It is still in the process of a natural correction.

Impressive list for Richmond to be on. They are hanging with the heavyweights.

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Michael Hild 12/17/2016 at 5:32 AM

Great article, thanks for the link! Nice to see an outsider confirm what we see close up everyday!

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ilya 12/19/2016 at 3:54 PM

And unlike some of the cities on there no one is living in closets.

(Recent transplant here)

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Calvin Gee 08/20/2017 at 12:02 AM

Richmond VA is an awesome city so much to do big city fill without the big city cost of living centrally located hr and a half from Washington DC three and half hrs from Philly 5 hrs from New York hr and twenty minutes from VA Beach what more can u ask for Awesome.

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bill 08/20/2017 at 12:41 PM

don’t worry. public schools and crime will kill that good feeling

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