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Greensboro's population breaking 300,000 residents.


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That's good news! Glad to see G'boro passing that milestone, definitely agree that it's something worth celebrating. 

That being said, it's not that helpful to compare a sunbelt city with a heritage city like Cincy. Technically, Cincy and G'boro have about the same population, but Cincy anchors an MSA of 2.1 Million and the G'boro - High Point MSA is about 1/3 of that. Nobody who visited the two downtowns would think the cities were the same size. 

That's true of every NC city, though. Charlotte technically has more people than Boston, but in reality Boston has more like 2.5 x as many people. 

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On 8/18/2021 at 8:43 AM, KJHburg said:

Greensboro came up 65 people short in the official US Census in reaching 300,000 however due to the pandemic and no door to door canvassing I think Greensboro has more than 300,000 April 1 2020 and undoubtedly more now. 

This community and the fact is being annex will propel Gboro way over 300K.

""A Triad residential developer that lost two high-profile zoning fights in the past year has gained approval of zoning changes that will allow it to go ahead with up to 1,400 homes off McConnell Road in eastern Guilford County.  Greensboro City Council voted 8-0 to approve zoning changes to City PUD and City LI and annexation for 384 acres along McConnell, Village Road and Andrews Farm Road where Diamondback Investment Group plans to develop the large community.  Terry Gauldin, Micki Stewart, Elizabeth Stewart LLC, William Kageorge, and Rebecca Kageorge requested annexation and zoning for the property identified as 5144-ZZ, 5119, 5121, 5164, and 5200 McConnell Road, 1360 Village Road, and 1801 Andrews Farm Road. The property was described as north and south of McConnell and east of Andrews Farm.""

Greensboro OK zoning for Diamondback community of up to 1,400 homes, plus two other housing projects - Triad Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Another milestone. Greensboro gained almost 100,000 people in 20 years. I remember when Greensboro topped 200,000. Now the city quietly tops 300,000. Hopefully the city will begin to grow faster so we won't have to wait 20 years to see 400,000. I'm sure by 2040 Raleigh will have close to or over a million people and Charlotte will surpass a million well before then. But lol they could have found 65 people from under a rock to get to 300,000 people for the 2020 census. Greensboro is known for growing its population numbers before a census. Between 1999 and 2000 Greensboro grew from 198,000 to 223,000. (Clearly through annexation) The city has tried to keep Winston-Salem at bay but I don't think Greensboro will hold off Durham. Before the next census there is a realistic chance Durham could dethrone Greensboro from being 3rd largest city, a position Greensboro has held for decades.

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Greensboro's population seems to growing at a faster rate. The 2020 census reported the city's population at a little over 299,000. In 2022 the population is now 304,909. In just two years Greensboro gained about 5,000 people through a mix of annexation and immigration . At that rate in another two years Greensboro's population will be 310,000. With companies like Toyota and Boom coming to town we should see the growth rate increase more. If Greensboro were to annex its entire urban area today, the city would have about 370,000 people.

 

By comparison, Winston-Salem is growing a little slower. In 2020 the city had 250,765 people. In 2022 the city's population is 252,175. The city has gained less than 2,000 people in two years.

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Population growth through annexation is a net negative IMO. The low density development at the fringes usually adds more in maintenance and service liabilities for the city than it adds in new tax revenue. The city should get serious about directing growth to the areas already within the city limits in order to leverage existing infrastructure and services.

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jthomas I understand what you are saying but, the only problem is this. When plans are made to rezone a area or a property owner wants to either build apartments/homes you have people rushing to the city council meetings with pitchforks and fire complaining how they don't want their quiet community disrupted. Trees torn down, Kids not having to walk to school or play in the grass/woods. More traffic, etc! We seen this happen here in Greensboro, High Point & Clemmons. Since the new Urban Beltways is almost done and businesses like Publix and Toyota will be around the Eastern & Southeastern regions of the county, I think they would build apts and homes near those places, restaurants and maybe retail stores will pop up near them. I can understand if the city annex to fill in eastern Greensboro to touch the beltways in that corner to capitalize on that new tax base. Just my thoughts right or wrong.

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