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View Poll Results: Will Houston surpass Chicago as the 3rd largest city by 2020?
Yes 473 41.35%
No 671 58.65%
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Denver
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The Metropolitan boroughs total a population of about 2,750,000 in 115 square miles for a density of 23,913. It's the outlying "Municipal Boroughs", "County Boroughs" and "Urban Districts" which make London's density drop.

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Old 03-12-2011, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I live in Houston and have been to Chicago alot and Houston by far has much more traffic and pollution. Houston also seems much more crowded. If Houston has not passed Chicago already, it will be soon.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:18 AM
 
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I live in Houston and have been to Chicago alot and Houston by far has much more traffic and pollution. Houston also seems much more crowded. If Houston has not passed Chicago already, it will be soon.
The amount of traffic and pollution have very little to do with population directly. Houston lacks extensive public transit, and Chicago is also much more dense than Houston by far. I don't think Houston will be overtaking Chicago any time soon at all, if ever.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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I live in Houston and have been to Chicago alot and Houston by far has much more traffic and pollution. Houston also seems much more crowded. If Houston has not passed Chicago already, it will be soon.
Funny, most rankings state Chicago as a solid #3 in terms of freeway congestion.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:52 PM
 
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Houston may pass Chicago eventually but not in only 12 years. Houston is growing faster than Chicago, that's a fact but it's not growing at high enough rate that it will pass Chicago yet. Heck DFW is growing faster than Houston and already has a higher metro population (6.2 mil vs 5.6 mil). Houston should be concerned about catching DFW, not Chicago.
It's annoying. The only reason DFW is larger than Houston is because it's two separate cities. Houston itself is much larger than Dallas and FW separately. People keep saying that Houston is now the 3rd largest city, but the Census still says that Chicago is.
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Houston is much larger than Dallas and Ft. Worth separately, together, they are about even. Houston metro is at 6.1 million.
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:19 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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But Houston is the larger "city". It's why Houston feels a lot bigger than DFW, where it is two metros that grew into one (economically). Culturally, Dallas and Fort Worth still feel pretty different.
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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It's annoying. The only reason DFW is larger than Houston is because it's two separate cities. Houston itself is much larger than Dallas and FW separately. People keep saying that Houston is now the 3rd largest city, but the Census still says that Chicago is.
The only people saying Houston is 3rd is Texans, and Houstonians in particular. Chicago is #3 by a large margin (600K people), and even with the recount, Houston may add up to 200K (not likely) but Chicago could too if they successfully recount, causing little change. So Houston's inner city would need to gain over 600K to be #3 in the country, and I just don't see that happening anytime soon.
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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The only people saying Houston is 3rd is Texans, and Houstonians in particular.
on't be silly, which Houstonians are saying that?
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:09 PM
 
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But Houston is the larger "city". It's why Houston feels a lot bigger than DFW, where it is two metros that grew into one (economically). Culturally, Dallas and Fort Worth still feel pretty different.
The Houston MSA feels that MUCH bigger than DFW???????
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