Originally Posted by Philly Kid
Hmmm thought the city was growing by ~10K for the past few years. Is growth slowing or has this been the average rate we've seen since population started growing?
Philly's diverse corners of the city make a statistic like this harder to use to understand the state of our growth. Its like saying PA's population is hardly growing as a measure of Philly's core.
We are only in the first 10 years of the "turn around" in Philly's population, growth, renaissance, etc etc. NYC might be said to have started its major residential turn around in the early 90s...took another ten years to spread from manhattan out to other parts like brooklyn...then took another ten years to really see significant momentum in many other areas.
We need better statistics from the core of Philly to really determine if we are on the right path. If Philly's renaissance in CC started ten years ago and "greater center city" almost ten years ago... we probably have another ten or twenty years until we REALLY see a change across the entire city.
So that total population number will only grow slightly until the core is REALLY on fire.