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Originally Posted by dragoon500ly
Good points
I went with the 95% die off as per canon. But I do agree that areas such as New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania would probably suffer much higher numbers, but as of yet, I cannot determine just how high to go, would a couple of more percentage points work?

My thought on this is to subtract the population of the major metro areas from the state total and then start your dieoff/growth computations.
Based on the top 100 populace cities in the 2000 census this would reduce the base populations as follows:
State / Original Base / New Base
NY / 18,976,457 / 10,259,672
PA / 12,281,054 / 10,428,941
KY / 4,041,769 / 3,525,026
VA / 7,078,515 / 6,021,881
What formula do you use for growth, I haven't been able to duplicate your numbers? I have an Excel sheet (more than willing to post this if I can arrive at a growth calculation that everyone agrees upon) that allows for input of Dieoff, Growth Rate and Time and then computes all of the states but I'm not hitting your figures with either population growth formula I'm familiar with:
Projected Pop = Pt
Beginning Pop = P0
Growth Rate = R
Time = T
e = 2.71828 (base of natural logarithms)
Formula 1  Pt = P0 * (1+R)to power of T
Formula 2  Pt = P0 * (e)to power of (R*T)