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Old 02-16-2011, 05:07 PM
 
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I recently read(today) that Chicago lost 200,000 people or 7% of it's population. So that makes our total population at 2,695,598(2010 Census) people. Now this number is very important for many reasons but mainly for the fact the 2009 census estimates (on their website) were grossly inaccurate(by their own margin of error) they said that total population was 2,824,064 or about 130,000 more people than actual. Yes Chicago is known for it's boom and bust, but Houston in it's history has never stopped growing, unlike Chicago in this past decade(00-10) I assume it grew(in 00 - 10). This new information sure changed my mind. I really do believe Houston will surpass and permanently maintain it's position(over Chicago) when it does overtake Chicago. When will this happen? I don't know I am not educated in this field, but it's my educated guess that it will be in 10 years the minimum and 15 the maximum.

Edit: Whoops posted in the wrong thread(meant to post in " Impact of Chicago being overtaken in #3 population spot by Dallas or Houston in the future? " thread), but I guess it can stay here. Now that I am here I might as well join in the discussion. I don't honestly see Houston ever being number 2 (for many reasons). One being that Los Angeles will be the Main-Hub(Shared with San Fran, and Seattle) for the rapidly growing Asian economies and their Trade-&-Commerce. Will Houston be number 3 in the future? Well off-course it will. I will reiterate it will remain number 3 because of all of the emerging markets in the Americas(North, and South). As Houston will undoubtedly(Cultural reasons) be the hub for American-US.American Trade-&-Commerce.

(If mods choose to delete one of my double-post, please delete this one instead of the one where I meant to post, sorry.)

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Old 02-16-2011, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Yes, after Philadelphia (once the Federal government and the finance industry are back). If the Philippines, for any strange reason, becomes part of the U.S., then Houston gets bumped to 3rd place by Manila.
 
Old 02-16-2011, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Houston simply wont pass LA in our lifetimes. I think it will be the 3rd largest city in the next 20 years. But LA is growing pretty fast as well and Houston wont quite get up that high. Houston has to double in population and LA has to stop growing all together. Just not happening.
 
Old 02-18-2011, 03:16 PM
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Houston simply wont pass LA in our lifetimes. I think it will be the 3rd largest city in the next 20 years. But LA is growing pretty fast as well and Houston wont quite get up that high. Houston has to double in population and LA has to stop growing all together. Just not happening.
Even though Houston is one of my favorite cities, I agree, it would take 90-100 years for Houston to pass LA, although I would think Houston would eventually pass Chicago in the next 25 Years.

2010 Census has Houston at 2.09 Million, only gaining about 150-200,000 in past 10 years.
 
Old 02-18-2011, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Southwest Michigan/Miami Beach Miami
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From the looks of it, it won't pass Chicago anytime soon either.

Well that's what I was told.
 
Old 07-12-2013, 08:11 AM
 
Location: South Austin near Wm Cannon and South First
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It would not surprise me if Houston City limits pass the Chicago city limits in population by 2023, and both the Houston and Dallas metro areas pass Chicago metro area by 2030 -2035. And it's only a matter of time until Texas passes California in population, by 2040 is my guess. Seems like anymore everybody has relatives in Texas. The future of the country is in Texas. 20 or 30 years ago, was there anybody who thought Austin would pass Detroit in population?
 
Old 07-12-2013, 08:17 AM
 
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It will be interesting to see how the demographics of Chicago change this decade. During the past decade the census counted 155,000 fewer black people aged 0-19, 110,000 fewer black people aged 20-64 and 50,000 fewer white people aged 70 and over. This was offset by fairly stable hispanic and asian populations and a growing white population aged 0-55. The highest growth was whites aged 20-34 at over 50,000 and surprisingly the white population aged 0-5 which grew by 10,000.

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Old 07-12-2013, 08:33 AM
 
Location: NC
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It will be interesting to see how the demographics of Chicago change this decade. During the past decade the census counted 155,000 fewer black people aged 0-19, 110,000 fewer black people aged 20-64 and 50,000 fewer white people aged 70 and over. This was offset by fairly stable hispanic and asian populations and a growing white population aged 0-55. The highest growth was whites aged 20-34 at over 50,000 and surprisingly the white population aged 0-5 which grew by 10,000.
Blacks are fleeing LA, Chicago, and Detroit for the South.....
 
Old 07-12-2013, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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Well, I know for one, that I am leaving Chicago within 2 years. I am moving out West...

Illinois sucks as a state because Chicago runs its politics and Chicago is filled with leaches to society, horrible pension funds, horrible unions, people without value for life, a plethora of no real education in the K-12 sector, leaders who are in prison, corruption, crime off the charts...Chicago is on a fast track to be the next Detroit. It's horribly run.
 
Old 07-12-2013, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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It will be interesting to see how the demographics of Chicago change this decade. During the past decade the census counted 155,000 fewer black people aged 0-19, 110,000 fewer black people aged 20-64 and 50,000 fewer white people aged 70 and over. This was offset by fairly stable hispanic and asian populations and a growing white population aged 0-55. The highest growth was whites aged 20-34 at over 50,000 and surprisingly the white population aged 0-5 which grew by 10,000.
As long as Houston has the ability to annex more land, it will always be in the conversion. I do think at some point, most residents of Houston will start care even less about their city's population number or where their population rank is.
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