Macon and Savannah reaching 1 million is a stretch. If any metro outside Atlanta would hit 1 million, it would be Columbus and Augusta.TheBrad said:So I would assume Charlotte would be 4 million, Raleigh - Durham 3 million, Greensboro - Winston Salem would be 2 million & the other 3 million would be elsewhere.
Georgia - either the trend continues & Atlanta will be ridicolously huge or the smaller metros will catch up. I would like to think Savannah or some other metro, perhaps Macon will hit 1 million. But Atlanta (or at this point North Georgia) may possibly be 8 million - considering Atlanta is growing at a rate of 1 million every 10 years I suppose it isn't too unrealistic.
Nonetheless, exyank - even in the case of a metro, how large will these metros be or will these cities densify, which including Atlanta's case - they will have to densify. Though at that point there will be 'officially' a megalopolis in NC/SC ranging from Raleigh to Greenville SC.
The other option - the sunbelt streak halts due to oil prices & natural resource depletion.
Yep... but that won't stop us from bull shittingsleepy said:Apparently, all the census did was take current growth rates and project them out to 2030. In other words, the projection is strictly a mathematical model that doesn't account for any future economic and other trends.
"The projections were produced for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia by age and sex for the years 2001 to 2030, based on Census 2000 results, and the general assumption that recent state-specific trends in fertility, mortality, domestic migration, and international migration will continue."