America's fastest-growing (and -shrinking) cities

U.S. population growth has slowed to a crawl in recent years. But these cities and metro areas bucked the trend, with above-average gains or losses.

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May 15, 2014 8:24PM
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What do the top ten cities (over 250,000 population) with the highest
poverty rate all have in common?
Detroit, MI, (1st) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1961.
Buffalo, NY, (2nd) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1954.
Cincinnati, OH, (3rd) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1984. 
Cleveland, OH, (4th) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1989.
Miami, FL, (5th) has *never had a Republican mayor.
St. Louis, MO, (6th) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1949.
El Paso, TX, (7th) has *never had a Republican mayor.
Milwaukee, WI, (8th) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1908.
Philadelphia, PA, (9th) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1952.
Newark, NJ, (10th) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1907.
Einstein once said: ‘The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over
and over again and expecting different results.’
May 15, 2014 8:48PM
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Perhaps some people are FINALLY figuring out that dities are no place to live.  If you cram too many people too tightly together for too long, they eventually go crazy.  True, there are more better-paying jobs to be had, in the city, but there really is more to life than money.  There is a lot of country out there between New York and Los Angeles where, if you are willing to give up some city ammenities and services, you can have a much better quality of life, and your children might actually grow to adulthood without being shot.

May 15, 2014 9:22PM
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All these loser cities are where they are due to liberal socialism aka progressive democrats,and the sad thing is they are too ignorant to figure out their problem !!!!!!
May 15, 2014 8:30PM
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"Freeing 276 Nigerian girls from the terrorist group Boko Haram is now one of the U.S. government's top priorities, U.S. officials declared Thursday" "I'm going to focus on jobs like a laser!" obama. Too bad for you, girls. The percentage of our people, who have jobs, has been in the cellar ever since the democrats took congress over.
May 16, 2014 5:57AM
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Hmmm..

Democrats and Unions = Welfare and Food stamps

Republicans = Jobs and Growth

Any Questions?

May 16, 2014 6:49AM
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All I have to say is there's nobody to blame but ourselves because we're the reason those individuals are in Washington, not representing you like they're suppose to but instead manipulating the system to slither their way back into office again for another term. I lost my government job last Oct - cut backs, but look at all the assistants that assist other assistants that need an assistant to assist them. Plus they exempt themselves when government employees were required to take days off without pay equating to 20% of our pay and they were the reason it happened. Come on people wake up, if you want change, clean house and get rid of all the lifers and old-timers who really don't care about you or me and start a new. It should be an honor to represent according to The Constitution. With all the benefits they receive or take at our expense, why do they even need an actual salary. That's enough for now. Until the next time - Have A Happy!
May 15, 2014 9:23PM
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Obamaville's Dear Mayor is also known as Half Dolla', as in the value of the paper in your wallet.
May 15, 2014 10:19PM
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You can always move to Roswell.....we give free tours
May 16, 2014 9:15AM
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Large economic centers where industry congregates means that there will be many jobs.


Poor people and the middle class will go where the jobs are.


Unfortunately, poor people also bring all the problems with them. Many of them come from a culture of ignorance, making them less successful in school (the case with our most common immigrant population). These people tend to turn to a life of crime out of desperation.


In a decade or two, the poor people wreck a community, just like a swarm of locusts.


In the last few years, Texas has attracted a lot of business by low taxes. It wont last. Why? Well, first the jobs arrive. Then the middle class arrives to take the best jobs. Then the poor people follow looking for scraps. Give it a decade, Texas will be just as screwed up as California, maybe worse because they already had a whole host of problems before this all happened.


Having so many poor people is a major social problem. The middle class is shrinking and joining the ranks of the poor, big problem. As a society, we need to find a way to have fewer poor people.

May 16, 2014 10:01AM
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Welfare peeps, single moms, lack of public service worker unions demanding more and more the Dumbocrat Party and all their transferring of wealth from you to the above groups. You the white middle class moving away, need I say more, it really is that simple.
May 16, 2014 8:39AM
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Right on BulletBob22! Let's never forget that the Democrats were the party that supported slavery and to this day seek to keep minorities down and dependant in order to leverage their votes. And speaking of population. I keep hearing the world is overpopulated. Did you know the entire population of the earth would fit in Texas with little more crowding per square mile than NYC. You could even put us all on Cape Cod and Nantuckett Island if you don't mind standing shoulder to shoulder, nose to nose, and **** to ****. It's the cities that are overpopulated. We seem to have abandoned common sense. When are we going to realize we are our own worst enemy?
May 15, 2014 8:45PM
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LarDogDownUnder, while you do make a point about the tragedy we faced at that time. Please look up your facts a little more carefully about who has done what. Let us not forget the thousands that the Democratic party are responsible for. But you wouldn't remember those as they do not play into your own political bashing. Do you know anything about a president Andrew Jackson and his successor Van Buren. Hmmmm I believe they were responsible and in office when the Democrats rounded up and forced marched and killed many more thousands of AMERICANS than the disaster on 9/11. While all of it is tragic do not make this into a political soap box! Let us remember we are ALL American and we have made mistakes. But I honestly believe it is the best alternative out there at this time.
May 16, 2014 11:55AM
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Three of the five cities in this study are in Texas. Hate to admit it, but ol' Rick must be doing something right.
May 16, 2014 10:36AM
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The Villages in Florida; it's where old Republicans go to die.........................
May 16, 2014 1:09PM
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The typical....people leaving liberal democrat controlled cities to conservative cities controlled by repubs....the only problem are the idiots that voted for that crap voting for the same democrat crap elsewhere.
May 16, 2014 11:52AM
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Your Messiah (obama) has failed. Again and again and again and again and again....

 

May 16, 2014 9:54AM
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You man that when the private sector business leaves a city doesn't grow any longer? Wow here in the once great state of NY, we are lead t believe that rail trails, transfer payment to single moms, tons of cops, teachers, firemen and anyone etc, "working" for the government is what make an economy strong.
May 16, 2014 9:50AM
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Who would want to live in any of these places?  MSN picks the worst locations good or bad.
May 21, 2014 7:46PM
May 16, 2014 1:06PM
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I wouldn't give anyone a wooden nickel for Texas. I lived in Austin from 1975 to 77. Even as a teenager I wasn't impressed and couldn't understand why people liked it. I did like Crockett High School. We lived out past Oak Hill which was way out in the country back then. I hear it's all suburban now. Well, whatever.
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