We’re number 2!

In ranking how much cities swell during working hours, our fair city ranks 2nd in swellage by percent, just behind DC.

No big city grows ó and shrinks ó at a higher rate each workday than the nation’s capital, but Atlanta comes close, the Census Bureau said.
Washington, D.C., sees its daytime population swell by 72 percent each day as commuters stream in. Atlanta is second among large cities at 62 percent.

Well, that’s something to be proud of. I think that this is just another reason we should change the Atlanta brand to Andy’s suggestion:

2 Comments so far

  1. brad (unregistered) on October 21st, 2005 @ 9:04 am

    If you noticed the top cities – they were all municipalities that also share a small percentage of the overall metro population, Washington, Tampa, Miami etc. I personally don’t consider the ranking a compliment – we have antiquated annexation laws in GA & despite city growth, it just demonstrates how significant suburban population is.

    But on the other hand, if Atlanta wasn’t ranked that high – it would be cause of alarm, b/c that would mean the edge cities have dominated the employment base even more.

  2. Amber (unregistered) on October 21st, 2005 @ 10:26 am

    Well, I’ll tell you something, I don’t really care one way or the other.

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