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View Poll Results: which city is the capital of the south?
Atlanta 555 53.42%
New Orleans 28 2.69%
Houston 113 10.88%
Dallas 41 3.95%
Miami 39 3.75%
Austin 8 0.77%
San Antonio 12 1.15%
Charlotte 34 3.27%
other 48 4.62%
there is no capital 161 15.50%
Voters: 1039. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-12-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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Of course they aren't but how many cities in the south have noticeable populations? Houston, Dallas, New Orleans, the rest of south LA, Miami, Tampa, Orlando, and not to mention all the rural areas in between. It's not going to stop any time soon.
But how many cities have the historic Hispanic populations? Miami, San Antonio, maybe Houston. I don't think Hispanic growth in the New South as of late is enough to look at Houston/Miami etc in the same boat as other cities. I don't think the Hispanic populations in other cities are quite as much of a "staple" of Southern demographics yet.

 
Old 03-12-2012, 09:58 AM
 
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I think the Hispanic growth this decade is far going to depend on births because these immigration laws are becoming too strict.
 
Old 03-12-2012, 10:18 AM
 
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But how many cities have the historic Hispanic populations? Miami, San Antonio, maybe Houston. I don't think Hispanic growth in the New South as of late is enough to look at Houston/Miami etc in the same boat as other cities. I don't think the Hispanic populations in other cities are quite as much of a "staple" of Southern demographics yet.
It isn't. Even Nola or South Louisiana isn't up there with Houston or Miami let alone Tampa, Orlando, San Antonio, and DFW. By 2015, the Hispanic population of Houston will join Miami and San Antonio as being the largest group in its metro. DFW will do the same sometime after 2020. But Houston and Miami in 2020 will push 2.7 million Hispanics each. Far outnumbering the next largest Minority which is Black American.
 
Old 03-12-2012, 10:37 AM
 
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Looking at urban areas, Houston and even DFW have Atlanta beat by more than 1000ppsm.
I'm not sure what you mean, but Atlanta's urban area extends far beyond Houston and DFW size causing a distorted population density at the core. But I already said they are denser and bigger than Atlanta. I also said Atlanta would come at 5th behind Houston if it had Houston size so I don't understand your point.

Dekalb county is 691,893 in 270.91 sq mi,

Fulton County, is 920,581 in 534.61 sq mi,

But 1/3 of the Fulton area you can't away "south Fulton" and still leaves like 85% of the county population.

And of course you can drop parts of Dekalb as well and adds parts of Cobb and etc.

How ever the poster I was responding to said Houston is 6 times bigger than Atlanta. And he or she also "the Poster" said Austin and San Antonio is denser and bigger than Atlanta.
 
Old 03-12-2012, 10:46 AM
 
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It isn't. Even Nola or South Louisiana isn't up there with Houston or Miami let alone Tampa, Orlando, San Antonio, and DFW. By 2015, the Hispanic population of Houston will join Miami and San Antonio as being the largest group in its metro. DFW will do the same sometime after 2020. But Houston and Miami in 2020 will push 2.7 million Hispanics each. Far outnumbering the next largest Minority which is Black American.
Exactly. Outside of Florida and Texas respectively, there aren't any metros in the South where Hispanics outnumber Blacks. And in some cities(Miami, SA, Austin) it's been that way for a looooooong time(40+ years).
 
Old 03-12-2012, 01:51 PM
 
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But how many cities have the historic Hispanic populations? Miami, San Antonio, maybe Houston. I don't think Hispanic growth in the New South as of late is enough to look at Houston/Miami etc in the same boat as other cities. I don't think the Hispanic populations in other cities are quite as much of a "staple" of Southern demographics yet.
They aren't a staple yet, but soon they will. Wait and see.
 
Old 03-12-2012, 01:53 PM
 
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They aren't a staple yet, but soon they will. Wait and see.
That's going to take decades honestly. Especially for Atlanta. They have around 500,000 Hispanics but 1.7 million Blacks.
 
Old 03-12-2012, 01:55 PM
 
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That's going to take decades honestly. Especially for Atlanta. They have around 500,000 Hispanics but 1.7 million Blacks.
I mean a staple in majority of the south, not all the cities.
 
Old 03-12-2012, 02:22 PM
 
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They aren't a staple yet, but soon they will. Wait and see.
I'm with you on this, I don't see why do the Hispanic pop got to pass Blacks, it's positive that the number and percentages of Hispanics are growing in general. DFW black population is 13%, Atlanta Hispanic population is 10%. My point is while not on the level of Florida and Texas cities Hispanics are growing sizable across the south.

So lets separate "sizable" for the "largest minority." The south is becoming less black and white.
 
Old 03-13-2012, 12:08 AM
 
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I'm with you on this, I don't see why do the Hispanic pop got to pass Blacks, it's positive that the number and percentages of Hispanics are growing in general. DFW black population is 13%, Atlanta Hispanic population is 10%. My point is while not on the level of Florida and Texas cities Hispanics are growing sizable across the south.

So lets separate "sizable" for the "largest minority." The south is becoming less black and white.
Ding ding ding. I don't usually agree with Atlantans.
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