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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 02-06-2009, 12:45 PM
 
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Chicago isn't growing. It's actually lost population over the past two years. It's very up and down. Will gain population by about 1 or 2 percent, then lose by 1 or 2 percent.
Well in 1999 the census said Chicago would lose over 100,000....and it ended up gaining 112,000.

They were off by something like 250,000 people total. Talk about a bad estimate!
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:59 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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^^Look up Chicago's city population from 2000 until now.

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If Houston DOES catch up to Chicago, it would only be in City Limit population, which really doesn't mean much anymore. Metro-wise, it will never happen.

Maybe Houston will annex even more land to accomplish this - who knows.
Houston has been releasing ETJ to areas so they can form their own cities. And this thread has been about city limits all along. We know Houston metro won't catch up to Chicago's anytime soon, or in the foreseeable future. What else is new.
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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What the hell is ETJ, and why do you assume we know what that means?
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:19 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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What the hell is ETJ, and why do you assume we know what that means?
Look it up. ETJ is nothing foreign.
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Well, it is to me.

I would prefer not to, but thanks for being so outgoing and friendly.

In a word, no. Houston will NEVER surpass Chicago in any of our lifetimes.
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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^^Look up Chicago's city population from 2000 until now.
But as Chicago60614 just pointed out, they predicted Chicago to lose 100,000 people but we gained 112,000 people. It isn't 2010, everything is a guess. For all you know Houston hasn't made a gain.
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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^^Nah, Houston didn't decline or stay stagnant.

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Well, it is to me.

I would prefer not to, but thanks for being so outgoing and friendly.

In a word, no. Houston will NEVER surpass Chicago in any of our lifetimes.
Maybe not yours. Anything can happen. Was only about 60 or so years ago that St. Louis was above 800K.
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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^You guys would have to annex too much land for it to happen, sorry.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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If Houston DOES catch up to Chicago, it would only be in City Limit population, which really doesn't mean much anymore. Metro-wise, it will never happen.

Maybe Houston will annex even more land to accomplish this - who knows.
Houston probably is done annexing and has not annexed in more than 10 years.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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If Houston DOES catch up to Chicago, it would only be in City Limit population, which really doesn't mean much anymore. Metro-wise, it will never happen.

Maybe Houston will annex even more land to accomplish this - who knows.
or maybe we could annex more counties like Atlanta and even parts of other states.

Your sure being hard on Houston when Atl does worse by annexing up to 20 counties, try agian.
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