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Old 07-12-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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This is why I live in Austin not Houston or Dallas!!!

We have quality of life in Austin, unmatched anywhere else. Who cares how many 10 lane freeways you have. We'll take highly educated people (Austin has amongst the highest percentage of people with Masters or above in the country), great scenery, lost cost of living, and wonderful BBQ and TexMex over any alpha city anyday...
I know you're a long-time Austin booster/chest-thumper, and I think you're missing something with statements like this. People probably aren't attracted to places like Houston/Dallas because of city status -- but because of (at least in Houston's case with my experience of living in Austin and Houston) better ability to climb the job ladder and gain great experience, more economic and population diversity, more/better cultural offerings (museums, zoo, etc.), great restaurants, great and varied shopping, etc. Basically, not because of the fact that it's a higher-tiered city, but to enjoy and benefit from the reasons that it is.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:37 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Actually New Orleans was the fastest growing city in the country from April 2010 to July 2011 by percentage (according to the U.S. census). The city supposedly added 17,000 people.

Big Cities on the Rise - Neighborhoods - The Atlantic Cities
A very misleading statistic. All this indicates is that some of the previous residents are returning. The base population that they are working from is a fraction of the population in 1980.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Haven't read any of the 36 pages, but I'll still be in NY.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Haven't read any of the 36 pages, but I'll still be in NY.
"start spreading the news....."

Please circle May 23, 2027 on your calendar; that's the date that we in Chicago plan to pass you up in population.

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Old 07-12-2012, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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"start spreading the news....."

Please circle May 23, 2027 on your calendar; that's the date that we in Chicago plan to pass you up in population.
Sure, go for it. Don't see the point of your statement or this thread.
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Sure, go for it. Don't see the point of your statement or this thread.
gee, and i thought my statement was a joke in light of all the insanity about population on this thread.
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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gee, and i thought my statement was a joke in light of all the insanity about population on this thread.
Am I just not getting it?
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:02 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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A very misleading statistic. All this indicates is that some of the previous residents are returning. The base population that they are working from is a fraction of the population in 1980.
Well then there is no "non-misleading" metric that I can show to prove the point because every population statistic can be put down as "previous residents are returning". The population still grew and is continuing to grow. After 7 years I doubt that most of the growth can be attributed to residents returning and if they were returning, it seems strange that it would be this rapid becuase I doubt that this many people would all of a sudden decide to move back in a year and cause the city to be the fastest growing in the nation. Just being in the city and especially in certain neighborhoods, it is quite easy to notice all of the transplants. Also I am well aware that the population is a fraction of the 1980 census. And also the metropolitan population was at an all time high right before 2005.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:46 PM
 
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The thing is Houston has 3x the land area of Chicago. There are suburbs of Chicago more urban than inner loop Houston. So perhaps Houston will be considered bigger by the consensus, but in real life Chicago is a MUCH bigger city. In fact a lot of cities would be bigger than Houston if they had the same land area Houston had.

Houston and CHicago have a similar MSA land area, BUT Chicago has around 4 million more people.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Am I just not getting it?
you said to start that you haven't followed this thread at all....how do you expect to get it if you have not?
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