We are about a month away from the final date that Census 2020 numbers must be presented to the President of the USA. This thread is for projections, complaints, concerns, thoughts, yadda.....related to the results.
This Bear resides in a bedroom suburb of Toledo, OH. My estimate for Toledo's population is 286,000. That is a significant drop since the last census but not nearly as significant in percentage as some other rust-belt central core cities. My estimate for the Toledo Metro is a small increase. Toledo is one of the few mid-sized USA cities to have a high population percentage in the core city, so "The Glass City" will show a core city population near or greater than some major cities, such as Pittsburgh, Buffalo, and Cincinnati.
I will voice my usual complaint: Bedford Township, MI, is situated along the Ohio-Michigan state line. If you stand on a roof in Bedford Township you can see the skytowers of downtown Toledo. But the Bedford population is not part of the Toledo Metro......it is Monroe County, MI, linked to Detroit.....55 miles to the north. Methinks that Bedford Township has about 20,000 souls.
Because the census folks release projections nearly every year, there will be probably be no major surprises across the land. What will be interesting is the apportionment for Congressional seats. And with Republican's now (or about to) control many states, look for some interesting geographic boundaries.
What say you?