Haha! Right. Well lessee: Starting from 2000 going to 2020; population growth rate of 11% per year (which is a LOT; BTW); 250,000 increases to 2,015,577. This is a very high growth rate. In 2009 Qatar had the highest population increase in the world at 9.56%. I can't see any reason why so many people would move to Anchorage at such a high rate for twenty years. Ever been to Anchorage? I have. It's just another city. Oh yes, and it's earthquake-prone.
Glitchrr36 wrote: Either people moved north because it had few kaiju attacks, or he meant all the people in that area, including canada.
Anchorage is on the Pacific Rim you fool. people would be fleeing that part of the world. You allso fail to grasp the enormity of alaska and canada. there is nothing remotely nearby. I live there when the movie "a city of 2 million people" or whatever it was i was like that makes no sense
Knifehead was stated somewhere or other, and people who can't get inland for whatever reason, move where they have a low chance of kaiju. And I meant the northern section of the N.American coastline. I don't know if there are any major cities between vancouver and alaska.
The population growth was probably due to the presence of the Anchorage Shatterdome and to a lesser extent the Jaeger Academy on Kodiak Island. The influx of workers for these facilities would have created job opportunities to provide goods and services to said workers, and thus creating further population growth. Also it is quite possible that the perceived threat from the Kaiju was not as great at the height of the Jaeger programme as the Jaegers were constantly defeating the Kaiju.