IG of the Day: Metro Population Growth

This map, published by the Brookings Institution, shows the rate of population growth for the nation’s largest metropolitan regions in the 2000s. Click here to compare and contrast growth rates during the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, and to view differing rates of growth for “cities” (urban core municipalities) and “suburbs” (outlying municipalities).


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  1. DJRippert Avatar

    So, the Washington metropolitan area grew faster than any other area in Virginia in each of the last three decades.

    The frozen gas price (in cents per gallon) was insufficient to build enough roads for the area.

    Now, it has the worst traffic in the nation.

    You’d think that even the Clown Show in Richmond could find a teeny tiny bit of logic in there somewhere.

  2. DJRippert Avatar

    Yet another Virginia outlier:

    48 states have raised their gas tax since Virginia last raised its gas tax. Only Alaska has gone longer.

    Let’s see …

    Least competitive state legislature elections.
    Nearly the worst in government transparency
    Most onerous to get on the ballot
    Only state where governor can’t serve two consecutive terms
    Second only to Alaska in refusal to raise gas tax

    This state is a governmental disaster.


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