Growth is great, right, cancer?
Sioux Falls continues to be one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. According to Census data complied by Governing's Mike Maciag, Sioux Falls added 4,446 residents from July 2012 to July 2013. That's 2.8% annual growth. Compare that 0.72% for the U.S. and 1.1% for the planet over the same period.
Sustain 2.8% annual growth, and Sioux Falls will double in population every 25 years.
2.8% makes Sioux Falls #11 out of cities over 100,000 people. Among the cities growing faster is Fargo. Fargo!
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Minneapolis is #35 on the list, only growing at 1.9%. Sustain those rates, and Sioux Falls will surpass Minneapolis in population by 2113, when both cities would have a little over 2.5 million people. Throw St. Paul in (#86, 1.3% growth), and Sioux Falls doesn't catch up with the Twin Cities until 2147, when both metros would have over 6.4 million. But then it would only be fair to compare the Twin Cities to Sioux Falls + Harrisburg and all the outlying suburbs (Madison and Beresford will be Sioux Falls's Wayzata and Burnsville)...
But well before then, folks will be comparing Fargo, which at current growth rates will catch Sioux Falls by 2105. Oh! Someone build me robot legs so I can live to see all this!