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View Poll Results: Will Houston surpass Chicago as the 3rd largest city by 2020?
Yes 492 41.59%
No 691 58.41%
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Old 10-13-2007, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Originally Posted by dancocal View Post
They have already passed Chicago as the Sweatiest and fattiest.
( no offense, really there are studies on these things )
That's saying something because Chicagoans love to eat.

Fat sweaty folk aside there is more room to grow in Houston.
Kinda funny here but here is a list of fattest cities published in 06 by USA Today. Guess which city is #1 fattest?
The parentheses are the previous year so Chicago and Houston switched places.
25 FATTEST:
1. Chicago (5)
2. Las Vegas (9)
3. Los Angeles (21*)
4. Dallas (6)
5. Houston (1)
6. Memphis (4)
7. Long Beach, Calif. (20)
8. El Paso (11)
9. Kansas City, Mo. (18)
10. Mesa, Ariz. (15)
11. Indianapolis (13)
12. San Antonio (10)
13. Fort Worth (14)
14. Miami (19)
15. Detroit (3)
16. Columbus, Ohio (16)
17. Oklahoma City (21)
18. Cleveland (24*)
19. Wichita (17)
20. Charlotte (24)
21. San Diego (9*)
22. Fresno (14*)
23. Philadelphia (2)
24. San Jose, Calif. (17*)
25. New York (8)
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:21 AM
 
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How about this year, 2007?

Men's Fitness Names the Fittest and Fattest Cities in America

9th Annual Report on Newsstands February 8th, 2007 - Las Vegas Battles the Bulge as the Nation's Fattest City. Albuquerque Named Fittest City

2007 RANKING LAST YEAR
1. Las Vegas 2
2. San Antonio 12
3. Miami 14
4. Mesa, AZ 10
5. Los Angeles 3
6. Houston 5
7. Dallas 4
8. El Paso 8
9. Detroit 15
10. San Jose 24

Men's Fitness Names the Fittest and Fattest Cities in America

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Originally Posted by BearBranch View Post
Kinda funny here but here is a list of fattest cities published in 06 by USA Today. Guess which city is #1 fattest?
The parentheses are the previous year so Chicago and Houston switched places.
25 FATTEST:
1. Chicago (5)
2. Las Vegas (9)
3. Los Angeles (21*)
4. Dallas (6)
5. Houston (1)
6. Memphis (4)
7. Long Beach, Calif. (20)
8. El Paso (11)
9. Kansas City, Mo. (18)
10. Mesa, Ariz. (15)
11. Indianapolis (13)
12. San Antonio (10)
13. Fort Worth (14)
14. Miami (19)
15. Detroit (3)
16. Columbus, Ohio (16)
17. Oklahoma City (21)
18. Cleveland (24*)
19. Wichita (17)
20. Charlotte (24)
21. San Diego (9*)
22. Fresno (14*)
23. Philadelphia (2)
24. San Jose, Calif. (17*)
25. New York (8)
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:30 AM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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I have to assume your talking about the city proper. Houston would not be able to surpass Chicago without annexing more land.
Unless it create more density by tearing down existing homes and building new ones closer together.
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:53 AM
 
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If we're talking about the city proper then yes, I believe Houston will surpass Chicago in population by 2020. But I hope Houston won't become the next LA. Nowadays, quality of life and brainpower are far more important than the population of the city.
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Old 10-13-2007, 11:42 AM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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Houston has 2.1 mil in 580 sq. miles = 3620 ppsm
Chicago has 2.9 mil in 227 sq. miles = 12,775 ppsm

Can Houston increase it's overall density by 1380 ppsm???
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Old 10-13-2007, 12:04 PM
 
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The unfortunate truth is Houston will probably bypass Chicago BECAUSE of all the Midwesterners moving to Texas!!! Open you're eyes, this once wonderful state has been barraged with transplants like a virus. They move here then breed....oh goody!! Never has YANKEE GO HOME been more appropriate!!!!!!!
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Old 10-13-2007, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Quote:
How about this year, 2007?

Men's Fitness Names the Fittest and Fattest Cities in America

9th Annual Report on Newsstands February 8th, 2007 - Las Vegas Battles the Bulge as the Nation's Fattest City. Albuquerque Named Fittest City

2007 RANKING LAST YEAR
1. Las Vegas 2

Really ? I always lost weight in Vegas
( skipped meals and hangovers )
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Old 10-13-2007, 12:24 PM
 
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Default Why do you think this is?

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Originally Posted by dancocal View Post
They have already passed Chicago as the Sweatiest and fattiest.
( no offense, really there are studies on these things )
That's saying something because Chicagoans love to eat.

Fat sweaty folk aside there is more room to grow in Houston.
The reason Houston has passed Chicago as the sweatiest and fattest, (they left out butt-ugly), is because it's become overpopuated with people FROM Chicago and other parts of the midwest, just like Dallas has and unfortunately the rest of Texas if somebody doesn't put up a big ol fence on the Northern border instead of the Mexican border. No longer are you comparing Texans to Midwesterners...because they are all moving here. That is why Texas is now the most unfriendly state, the least romantic state, one of the fattest states, worst traffic, one of the top polluted states, highest crime states....you name it anything bad that Texas can be listed for is due to TRANSPLANTS!!!
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Old 10-13-2007, 12:43 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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Back to the original question. Absolutely! Houston will eventually replace Chicago as the third largest city in the U.S.

Houston population according to 2000 Census 1,953,631
Houston population according to 2006 Census estimate 2,074,828

Gain of 121,197 residents

Chicago population according to 2000 Census 2,896,016
Chicago population according to 2006 Census estimate 2,749,283

Loss of 146,733 residents

The greater Washington, D.C. area will also eventually replace Chicago as the third largest metro economy in the U.S.
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Old 10-13-2007, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Denver
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The reason Houston has passed Chicago as the sweatiest and fattest, (they left out butt-ugly), is because it's become overpopuated with people FROM Chicago and other parts of the midwest, just like Dallas has and unfortunately the rest of Texas if somebody doesn't put up a big ol fence on the Northern border instead of the Mexican border. No longer are you comparing Texans to Midwesterners...because they are all moving here. That is why Texas is now the most unfriendly state, the least romantic state, one of the fattest states, worst traffic, one of the top polluted states, highest crime states....you name it anything bad that Texas can be listed for is due to TRANSPLANTS!!!
There's a survey for butt-ugly ?
Some of the nicest people I met in California were from Texas.
You just can't stop folk from wanting to move around to find a better life.
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