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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.


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


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.

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!

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)

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.

bill 08/20/2017 at 12:41 PM

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


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