I don't expect that this will cheer you much, but look at the population trajectories of NOW and LATER (for you):
So, you're moving to a "happening" city as far as trends are concerned. Smile!
A few years back I went there for grad school interviews and was pleasantly surprised. Of course, I'd expected Dresden, Germany after the fire bombing.
My cousin (a former resident) once described the town as a mediocre Big Ten university surrounded by a million hillbillies. Seems about right, but it could be worse (all hillbillies and no culture).