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CapeCodder:
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My example would be St. Louis (I spent 1996-2012 there.) When I was a kid, I always thought St. Louis "ended" at the 64/40/61 interchange in the west. Now the subdivisions/developments are filling in the gaps between Wentzville and Warrenton. As late as 2010 Foristell was considered the sticks.

Rothman:

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My example would be St. Louis (I spent 1996-2012 there.) When I was a kid, I always thought St. Louis "ended" at the 64/40/61 interchange in the west. Now the subdivisions/developments are filling in the gaps between Wentzville and Warrenton. As late as 2010 Foristell was considered the sticks.

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Interesting how the Saint Louis MSA has increased by 800,000 since 1950 while the City itself has lost 500,000.

CapeCodder:

--- Quote from: Rothman on February 11, 2023, 11:15:57 PM ---
--- Quote from: CapeCodder on February 11, 2023, 11:10:25 PM ---Title.

My example would be St. Louis (I spent 1996-2012 there.) When I was a kid, I always thought St. Louis "ended" at the 64/40/61 interchange in the west. Now the subdivisions/developments are filling in the gaps between Wentzville and Warrenton. As late as 2010 Foristell was considered the sticks.

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Interesting how the Saint Louis MSA has increased by 800,000 since 1950 while the City itself has lost 500,000.

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St. Charles and Franklin Counties are sucking up that population. Warren is too, but not like the area from Washington to St. Clair; it's known as the "Southwest Plex"

Max Rockatansky:
I was born in Detroit during 1982.  Metro Detroit has stayed at about the same population in the forty years Iíve been alive.  The city of Detroit on the other hand has lost about half itís population.

Flint1979:
I was born in Flint but live in Saginaw now. Flint consists of Genesee County which had a peak population of 450,449 in 1980, in 2020 it had a population of 406,211. Flint city proper had a peak population of 196,940 in 1960, when I was born the following year was 1980 which had a population of 159,611. Flint was still somewhat in it's prime when I was born, there were 80,000 General Motors employees in the city of Flint in 1978, the year before I was born today that number is down to 5,000 or under. Flint's population in the 2020 census was 81,252 which means Flint has lost 115,000 people over the past 60 years, almost 2,000 people per year.

Saginaw isn't much different than Flint other than it's smaller. Saginaw is part of the Tri-Cities area though which includes Midland and Bay City. Saginaw city proper had a peak population of 98,265 in 1960, it was 77,508 in 1980 and 44,202 in 2020. Saginaw County had a peak population of 228,059 in 1980 and 190,124 in 2020.

All of Michigan's major cities except for Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor have lost population.

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