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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 03-13-2009, 02:01 PM
 
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If the cities you mentioned hold their currently density levels whether it is low or high or suburban or urban, than every city except Atlanta would pass Houston. Atlanta is very spread out outside the city. A bit more than Houston. But cities do not have those large limits just to increase it's population. It's for the tax base. Trust me, if Chicago, Boston, or Detroit could could annex, they would. But that's yet another reason why looking at city populations to is irrelevant when judging a city's true size.

I didnt say it would pass it i said it would be right up there. yeah i think you have to look at metro area to get true size of a city
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:22 PM
 
Location: At the center of the universe!
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The growth continues after 18. It's just out instead of up.
Yeah we grow horizontally instead of vertically. Unfortunately the horizontal growth never seems to stop like the vertical growth does. Life just isn't fair.
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:12 AM
 
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People...Chicago is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S....read the facts..

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Old 04-16-2009, 11:37 AM
 
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did you read the part of the article that said: "while sun-belt cities such as DFW, atlanta, and houston are growing much faster" that was an interesting part. much faster as in more than twice as fast? those were my favorite facts in that article
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Old 04-16-2009, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Oahu
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I think the point he's making is that Houston can't just catch the population that Chicago is at now to overtake Chicago. It's going to need more than that.
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Location: cali
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Who cares about houston. chicago has more people then houston in only half the square miles. houston is so spread out it only has 3,828 per quare mile spread out over 579 square miles. chicago has 12,649 per square mile spread out over 227 square miles. houston will never have the density of chicago. chicagos suburbs are more dense then houston. it would take five minneapolis's and 5 stpauls to have the land that one houston has. maybe houston should go ahead and annex dallas sense its already so big.
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:06 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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eh houston and chicago should be more worried bout miami competing with them on a "powerful" city or "population" scale over the next 50 years... plus it starting to go against the sprawl and "manhattanize" very fast.

3rd richest city in the u.s., 3rd largest skyline, 4th largest urban area

The Miami metropolitan area, which includes Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, had a combined population of more than 5.4 million people, ranked fourth-largest in the United States,[46] (behind Chicago, Illinois), and is the largest metropolitan area in the Southeastern United States. As of 2008, the United Nations estimates that the Miami Urban Agglomeration is the fourth-largest in the United States
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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did you read the part of the article that said: "while sun-belt cities such as DFW, atlanta, and houston are growing much faster" that was an interesting part. those were my favorite facts in that article
Yes, those cities are growing faster, but what do they have to show from it? Theyre just Dollar General cities, IMO.
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:43 PM
 
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Yes, those cities are growing faster, but what do they have to show from it? Theyre just Dollar General cities, IMO.
dont forget about the pic n pay and wal mart
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
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Yes, those cities are growing faster, but what do they have to show from it? Theyre just Dollar General cities, IMO.
Pretty stupid. Neiman Marcus got it roots in Texas. Countless Fortune 500 companies have their HQ's in the South. Houston has the 2nd largest contigious museum district outside of NYC. Just dumb.
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