I'm now at 365k pop. I'll give you my situation so far
2 Streetcar depot(well 3 but one is closed), 1 bus terminal, average waiting time for both at about 40 min(fluctuates). Traffic... well... none, unless you count a red light 2 elementary school, 1 grade school, 1 college and 1 university(level 3). Extra seats 2k 1 large fire station(4 trucks), 1 large police station(22 cop cars), and 1 Hospital(lots of stuff in there) 1 dump, 2 incinerator, 3 recycling center(one of which who has no collection truck). Collecting all done by 1 p.m. 1 processor factory, 1 tv/comp factory, 1 trade depot with a train depot, plastic, alloy, processor, tv and computer add-on, trade center fully upgraded and Electronic HQ fully upgraded. Daily profits about 1.5 mil Hourly expenses -30k to -35k Great work a solar farm Neighbors: 1 city with about 40k pop for workers for the great work and extra add-ons for the city hall Pop wealth: 60% $, 35%$$ and 5% of the pop is $$$ wealth Tax rate for residents is : 7%$, 6%$$ and 5% for $$$ wealth Homeless: 0
We are on the way to 400k pop, we just need for our new residential area to densify. We tried to always keep an eye on the detail info in the population tab. Our jobs we keep at about 1k extra jobs for each wealth lvl. Keep consumer satisfied at all wealth lvl. The bus/streetcars stops were getting full quickly so we put some extra stop between each full stops, because they were all placed at specific spot and at equal distance. So putting the extra stops fixed our problem. We just don't see our city getting to 600k pop because we are literally out of room and I don't want to destroy high wealth for more low wealth residential areas.
Some pics : http://imgur.com/a/o7Xoi
we'd like some input to reach the 400k mark thanks