Imagine a population in the City of St. Louis of 500,000. Would this be a good thing, or not?
Bad thing: too many people
Bad thing: too few people
Which of the following populations would be “ideal” for the City of St. Louis in 2024?
More than 750,000
The City of St. Louis has an area of 62 square miles, with a population density of 5,157 people per square mile. With a population of 500,000, about 3,000 additional people per square mile would be added. Would that be too crowded or not?
Not too crowded
Population doesn’t distribute evenly. Some neighborhoods might be too crowded, some not.
If the City’s population were actually 500,000, what effect would that have on your own neighborhood?
More people would live in my neighborhood
Fewer people would live in my neighborhood
It would have no effect on my neighborhood
Which of the following is the single most important hurdle to a City population of 500,000?
Which of the following is the most likely way the City of St. Louis would gain 180 thousand new residents over the next two decades?
Young people wanting to live in the City
Empty nesters moving back from the counties
Looking at the City of St. Louis today and 20 years from now, will the average age of St. Louis 2034 be older, younger, or about the same?
About the same
Do you live in the City of St. Louis in 2014?
Do expect to be living in the City of St. Louis in 2034?
Did you read the MayorSlay.com essay “STL Pop. 500,000: A thought experiment” before you took this poll?