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Birmingham is no longer the largest city in Alabama. Did ya know that?
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Birmingham is no longer the largest city in Alabama. Did ya know that?
With a city population of 215,006 as of 2020 Census, Huntsville passed Birmingham (200,733) as the largest city in Alabama. Montgomery is 3rd (200,603) but only sits 130 people behind Birmingham. Of course Birmingham still has the largest metropolitan area in the state.

Alabama population
03-24-2022 03:21 PM
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RE: Birmingham is no longer the largest city in Alabama. Did ya know that?
Bham metro = Huntsville + Montgomery + Mobile combined.
All that matters
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RE: Birmingham is no longer the largest city in Alabama. Did ya know that?
(03-24-2022 03:51 PM)mobileblazer Wrote:  Bham metro = Huntsville + Montgomery + Mobile combined.
All that matters

Or doesn't really matter at all. I knew Huntsville would pass Birmingham but not Montgomery. Just thought it was interesting.
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RE: Birmingham is no longer the largest city in Alabama. Did ya know that?
This reminds me that Atlanta is ranked below a dozen mid sized cities … except that it is not.

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RE: Birmingham is no longer the largest city in Alabama. Did ya know that?
(03-24-2022 03:21 PM)HiddenDragon Wrote:  With a city population of 215,006 as of 2020 Census, Huntsville passed Birmingham (200,733) as the largest city in Alabama. Montgomery is 3rd (200,603) but only sits 130 people behind Birmingham. Of course Birmingham still has the largest metropolitan area in the state.

Alabama population

Doesn't matter.
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RE: Birmingham is no longer the largest city in Alabama. Did ya know that?
Geez, I just posted info and asked if anyone knew about it. And the fact that Birmingham's city population has been on the decline for over a decade is a cause for concern even if it doesn't matter to most of you.
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RE: Birmingham is no longer the largest city in Alabama. Did ya know that?
(03-24-2022 07:00 PM)HiddenDragon Wrote:  Geez, I just posted info and asked if anyone knew about it. And the fact that Birmingham's city population has been on the decline for over a decade is a cause for concern even if it doesn't matter to most of you.
haha...I was curious to see where this thread went. as expected, a bucket full of negativity
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RE: Birmingham is no longer the largest city in Alabama. Did ya know that?
Mobile is also shrinking, but the eastern shore is growing like crazy because everyone is moving across the bay. Not sure of when you look at “Mobile Metro” if that includes the eastern shore, which it really should.

This is the real rankings

Mobile has the history
Birmingham has the people
Huntsville has the engineers
Montgomery has the politicians
Dothan has the peanuts
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I am not seeing this negativity
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RE: Birmingham is no longer the largest city in Alabama. Did ya know that?
I think the trend is reversing. So this decade may tell a different story.
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RE: Birmingham is no longer the largest city in Alabama. Did ya know that?
(03-24-2022 08:52 PM)Usajags Wrote:  Mobile is also shrinking, but the eastern shore is growing like crazy because everyone is moving across the bay. Not sure of when you look at “Mobile Metro” if that includes the eastern shore, which it really should.

This is the real rankings

Mobile has the history
Birmingham has the people
Huntsville has the engineers
Montgomery has the politicians
Dothan has the peanuts

Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers
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RE: Birmingham is no longer the largest city in Alabama. Did ya know that?
(03-25-2022 12:15 AM)blazinrunner Wrote:  
(03-24-2022 08:52 PM)Usajags Wrote:  Mobile is also shrinking, but the eastern shore is growing like crazy because everyone is moving across the bay. Not sure of when you look at “Mobile Metro” if that includes the eastern shore, which it really should.

This is the real rankings

Mobile has the history
Birmingham has the people
Huntsville has the engineers
Montgomery has the politicians
Dothan has the peanuts

Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers

Well played! 04-clap2
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RE: Birmingham is no longer the largest city in Alabama. Did ya know that?
(03-24-2022 07:00 PM)HiddenDragon Wrote:  Geez, I just posted info and asked if anyone knew about it. And the fact that Birmingham's city population has been on the decline for over a decade is a cause for concern even if it doesn't matter to most of you.

Bham population has been in decline for about 6 decades according to Census data.
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RE: Birmingham is no longer the largest city in Alabama. Did ya know that?
Birmingham could always try to pull another 1910 and jump well back in the lead if it so chose. *not that there would be much chance of being successful in this day and age.
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RE: Birmingham is no longer the largest city in Alabama. Did ya know that?
(03-25-2022 11:53 AM)scottycolsonblazer Wrote:  
(03-24-2022 07:00 PM)HiddenDragon Wrote:  Geez, I just posted info and asked if anyone knew about it. And the fact that Birmingham's city population has been on the decline for over a decade is a cause for concern even if it doesn't matter to most of you.

Bham population has been in decline for about 6 decades according to Census data.

Yup. Here is an article talking about Birmingham's #2 spot and what it could mean for the city:

Birmingham's #2
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RE: Birmingham is no longer the largest city in Alabama. Did ya know that?
I do find it interesting that the article quotes the population of the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area when the Federal Government is transitioning to combined statistical areas. The Greater Birmingham Combined Statistical Area which adds in the Cullman and Sylacauga/Talladega Micropolitan Areas has a population of 1,350,646 as of the 2020 census moving Birmingham from the 50th largest Statistical (Metropolitan) area to the 42nd.

For comparison the Huntsville-Decatur-Albertville Combined Statistical Area has a population of 770,480 (57.3% of the Birmingham region) and the 64th largest statistical area in the country. Huntsville has the benefit of not having 50+ suburban towns/cities surrounding it
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RE: Birmingham is no longer the largest city in Alabama. Did ya know that?
(03-25-2022 11:53 AM)scottycolsonblazer Wrote:  
(03-24-2022 07:00 PM)HiddenDragon Wrote:  Geez, I just posted info and asked if anyone knew about it. And the fact that Birmingham's city population has been on the decline for over a decade is a cause for concern even if it doesn't matter to most of you.

Bham population has been in decline for about 6 decades according to Census data.

That's because as soon as Birmingham elected its first Black Mayor, half the city moved over the mountain. Compare Shelby County's population in 1978 to now.
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RE: Birmingham is no longer the largest city in Alabama. Did ya know that?
(03-25-2022 12:15 AM)blazinrunner Wrote:  
(03-24-2022 08:52 PM)Usajags Wrote:  Mobile is also shrinking, but the eastern shore is growing like crazy because everyone is moving across the bay. Not sure of when you look at “Mobile Metro” if that includes the eastern shore, which it really should.

This is the real rankings

Mobile has the history
Birmingham has the people
Huntsville has the engineers
Montgomery has the politicians
Dothan has the peanuts

Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers

They know about a song or two 04-rock COGS
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RE: Birmingham is no longer the largest city in Alabama. Did ya know that?
(03-25-2022 12:13 PM)blazerjay Wrote:  Birmingham could always try to pull another 1910 and jump well back in the lead if it so chose. *not that there would be much chance of being successful in this day and age.

...there were rumblings a few years back that Fairfield could be 'absorbed' by Birmingham, but nothing has happened with that as far as I can tell... ...it has an estimated population of 10,000, which would make the Ham #1 again...
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RE: Birmingham is no longer the largest city in Alabama. Did ya know that?
(03-27-2022 03:12 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  
(03-25-2022 11:53 AM)scottycolsonblazer Wrote:  
(03-24-2022 07:00 PM)HiddenDragon Wrote:  Geez, I just posted info and asked if anyone knew about it. And the fact that Birmingham's city population has been on the decline for over a decade is a cause for concern even if it doesn't matter to most of you.

Bham population has been in decline for about 6 decades according to Census data.

That's because as soon as Birmingham elected its first Black Mayor, half the city moved over the mountain. Compare Shelby County's population in 1978 to now.

But if you go back to 78 that only account for 44 yrs. The population started declining in the 60s.
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