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Chart of the Day: US Household Composition over Time

Here’s a chart that shows the changes in “household composition,” i.e. living alone vs. having a family. As you can see, things have been changing for some time:   In my opinion, this change, which has many roots, is the biggest driver of differences in urban development. Many people no longer need or want the 2,500 […]

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Chart of the Day: Share of Regional Population Growth by Development Type, 2010 – 2014

In case you’re wondering why there are so many new apartment buildings in downtown Minneapolis, the Met Council released this delicious pie chart showing in what type of environment the regional population growth has been occurring over the last few years. As you can see, the largest slice has gone to “urban center”: Here is […]

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Measuring the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro Area, and Getting Real with the Map

Some of the many conflicts currently wracking the state of Minnesota Metro vs. Outstate Urban vs. Suburban vs. Rural J. Crew vs. Hollister vs. Carhartt Peel-and-stick brick vs. Beige vinyl siding Cars vs. All else Who in the metro is paying to repave roads in Koochiching County, or, to phrase it incorrectly, where specifically do […]

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