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View Poll Results: Which State is the Best?
California 192 67.13%
Texas 94 32.87%
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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to HTOWN

You realize that CA has a pop. of 36,000,000. If you minus LA, CA would still be on top. Texas has 7 in the top 50, CA has 8. MY point of the cities, numbers were just extra, was to show the cities we have beat out the cities Texas has. By the way, I love Houston
well the metro area has over 15M people if you remove it you most definately would not have more people
I am just asking why would it matter?

ANd only the #1 city and the #8 city in Cali is bigger.

The number 2,3,4, 5,6, and seven cities in Texas are all bigger. But what does that matter.

I like the number 2 city in Cali better than the number 2 in Texas, I like the number 4 (SF) better than our number 4(Austin)

the pop of these cities has nothing to do with it

 
Old 09-11-2010, 10:18 PM
 
Location: East Bay Area
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your not understanding my message. ME adding the population to the end of the cities is just a fun fact. Just showing how many people actually live within those places.
 
Old 09-11-2010, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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your not understanding my message. ME adding the population to the end of the cities is just a fun fact. Just showing how many people actually live within those places.

yes, and 5 of the top 17 (That is one third ) US Cities are in Texas (4 are in Cali), fun fact yes, but that don't mean crap.

Here is another one for ya. Texas is the only state in the US with more than 2 cities of over 1Million people. MEANINGLESS
 
Old 09-11-2010, 10:33 PM
 
Location: SAN FRANCISCO/SACRAMENTO
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CALIFORNIA!! the other 49 states and the district are irrelevant. I do like Texas BBQ tho.
 
Old 09-11-2010, 10:37 PM
 
Location: East Bay Area
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Fun Fact- For thee city category, CA has 8, Texas has 7. That;s how CA took the win, Point proven. Population numbers were extra info on these 8 cities.

But not any more, the California Department of Finance estimated San JOse's population to be just over 1 million.
 
Old 09-11-2010, 10:38 PM
 
Location: KALIHI, HI
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Originally Posted by TexasDaBestdude View Post
Economy - Texas
Quality of living - Texas
Weather - California
Sports - Texas
Cities - California
Diversity - California
Coast of Living (cheaper) - Texas
Better state future Plannings - Texas

OVERALL: Neither, but I would rather choose Texas, because you can actualy do things w/o worrying about money and taxes and such.
 
Old 09-11-2010, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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Well you know, trolls always tend to get more responses because some don't realize they're dealing with trolls and some respond just for the fun of it.
I believe I was the first to respond in both of his Texas vs. threads even though I felt it was a "trolling" thread and poster from the get go. Silly questions deserve silly answers and I think we all enjoyed the 9 pages of silliness that ensued.
 
Old 09-11-2010, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Wow. Well, at least this thread has calmed down a lot since I've been gone and it seems that the troll is gone. Before I go out, at least I can try to shed some light into the "diversity" question, assuming its about ethnicity/racial diversity.

All numbers are from the American Community Survey:

By US census defined racial groups:

California: 42.6% White, 36.1% Hispanic, 12.1% Asian, 6.0% Black. 27.1% foreign born (Diversity Index = .6701)

Texas: 47.8% White, 35.9% Hispanic, 11.3% Black, 3.4% Asian and Pacific Islander, 15.9% Foreign Born. (Diversity Index = .6288)
By ethnicity:

Texas
  1. Mexican: 30.7
  2. German: 11.3%
  3. African American: 10.3% of the population (subtracted West Indian and Sub-Saharan African from the "Black alone" category)
  4. Irish: 8.2%
  5. English: 7.7%
  6. American: 5.9%
  7. French: 2.5%
  8. Italian: 2.0%
  9. Scotch Irish: 1.7%
  10. Scottish: 1.7%
Top Ten Ancestry Groups Percentage of Total Population: 82.0%

California

Top 10 ancestries:
1. Mexican: 30.1% of the population
2. German: 9.9% of the population
3. Irish: 7.8% of the population
4. English: 7.0% of the population
5. African American:5.3% of the population (subtracted Sub-Saharan African and West Indian from the Black total group to get this number)
6. Italian: 4.3% of the population
7. Chinese: 3.2% of the population
8. Filipino: 3.1% of the population
9. American: 2.6% of the population
10. French: 2.2% of the population

Top 10 share = 75.5% of the population

However, I will say that Texas is becoming more and more ethnically and racially diverse by the day. I think it will more interesting to compare the two in 10 years to see what it will look like.
 
Old 09-11-2010, 11:30 PM
 
Location: san francisco
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yes, and 5 of the top 17 (That is one third ) US Cities are in Texas (4 are in Cali), fun fact yes, but that don't mean crap.

Here is another one for ya. Texas is the only state in the US with more than 2 cities of over 1Million people. MEANINGLESS
in short time it can have 4 cities with over a million. just give it 10 years, austin will be well on its way.
 
Old 09-12-2010, 12:20 AM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Wow.... you guys actually turned this into a REAL thread.

Too bad there are already a million Texas vs. Cali threads anyway.....
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