Population & Economic Growth

Blackbird

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Yeah. Wikipedia is a fine enough source for casual information that’s factual and relatively easy to cross reference.
 

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Yeah. Wikipedia is a fine enough source for casual information that’s factual and relatively easy to cross reference.
The issue is not Wikipedia nor the Census source, but how we are interpreting these and other sources. 2020 - 2022 was an unstable period of time - sure, one that likely birthed new trends - but also one where, in itself, was not a stable reference point for where things are going for the next 10-20 years. Anytime there's a big change, interpretation challenges emerge in data sources. For instance, many believe (including the mayor's office) that Boston's large transient population was undercounted (relative to how it typically had been counted) during the pandemic. BTW, interpreting population trends has just been discussed in another very recent aB thread (which is probably a better place for it than the South Station Tower thread): Population & Economic Growth
 

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The issue is not Wikipedia nor the census source, but how we are interpreting these.
Uhhh…I was indirectly replying to akmags, who DID have issue with referencing Wikipedia in general! 😅

The actual question of whether the area’s population will grow is a bit beyond me. I do think it will have a hard time if it can’t control housing prices or compel the wealthier and more rural suburbs to make room for more homes.

But this is a topic for another thread..
 

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Uhhh…I was indirectly replying to akmags, who DID have issue with referencing Wikipedia in general! 😅

The actual question of whether the area’s population will grow is a bit beyond me. I do think it will have a hard time if it can’t control housing prices or compel the wealthier and more rural suburbs to make room for more homes.

But this is a topic for another thread..
By all means, and my apologies, my reply to your post was just meant as a continuation of the discussion, not any sort of disagreement with what you were saying!
 

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These are iffy projections only…and mean little. They may have some other self-serving reasons for putting these out. You can find the actual census numbers on Wikipedia.
So trust Wikipedia, a website that literally anyone can add information to, over actual university and government-conducted research?? Ok, great plan.
 

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So trust Wikipedia, a website that literally anyone can add information to, over actual university and government-conducted research?? Ok, great plan.
This is a bit of a derail, but yes, Wikipedia (which is strongly edited and moderated) is a more legitimate source in 2023 than a lot of academia and certainly than a lot of journalism.
 

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