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Old 04-23-2016, 10:24 AM
 
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So what? People are moving there AND raising families in these cities. It's all good.

You can't exclude the fact that five cities in Texas are in the top ten fastest growing cities in the US. Babies aren't working, starting businesses or buying homes in those areas.

Unemployment rate in the US: 5.2 percent (April 2016)

Unemployment rate in Houston: 4.7 percent even with the loss of some oil and gas jobs (April 2016)

Unemployment rate in Dallas: 3.7

Unemployment rate in Austin: 3.1

Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas
But population growth doesnt tell us which has the highest net migration rates. Utah also has high population growth. Its true that some Texas cities are counting on people from well educated states to move there because it uses tax money on tax breaks for businesses instead of public schools. This is a problem.

Your link clearly says February 2016, by the way.
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Old 04-23-2016, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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But population growth doesnt tell us which has the highest net migration rates. Utah also has high population growth. Its true that some Texas cities are counting on people from well educated states to move there because it uses tax money on tax breaks for businesses instead of public schools. This is a problem.

Your link clearly says February 2016, by the way.

I didn't' get all the information from that link though - just the last couple of stats. That's why I dated the first couple of stats, because they are NOT from February 2016. But thanks for paying attention. Or nit picking, which ever term you prefer.

Texas is home to some excellent universities. And just an aside note, Texas also has one of the highest high school graduation rates in the US. It was THE highest a couple of years ago but I don't have the curiosity to look it up for last year.
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Old 04-23-2016, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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You couldn't pay me enough to live in Texas. When it comes to sweltering heat I'd rather deal with it where I still have my family and friends close by without restarting all over again. I don't know a single soul in Texas, I know a few from the Houston area but they are in Arizona now. If I'm going to be uprooting my life it would have to be for somewhere I would enjoy. To be honest I don't enjoy Phoenix that much and I can't see myself liking Houston either. But Phoenix at least has my family.

OP as you can see, if you're still around, that people are very opinionated on both sides here. It's gonna be up to you which one you like.
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Old 04-23-2016, 07:55 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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lol okay.
Haters gonna hate.
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Old 04-23-2016, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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Haters gonna hate.
haha, could say the exact same thing to you
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Old 04-23-2016, 09:10 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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haha, could say the exact same thing to you
Never said anything negative about phoenix. Nice try though.
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Old 04-24-2016, 10:15 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Since you want to talk about net migration here we go...


2014 to 2015 change.


Houston total gain +159,083
Net domestic migration +61,759
Net international migration +37,501


Phoenix total gain +87,988
Net domestic migration +45,299
Net international migration +12,923


Los Angeles total gain +85,671
Net domestic migration -71,169
Net international migration +71,745


LA was included simply because posters keep bringing it up.


https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/data/p...-Anaheim%2C_CA
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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And why are places like Vegas and Phoenix the fastest growing cities in the nation? Why are places like CA the most desired? Dry air.

Screw Houston and its swamp air, its disgusting.
You Referred to Phoenix as being one of the fastest growing cities? Well Houston is growing even faster. All those places that you mentioned are not growing faster than the Texas Cities.
If this turns into a slapdown thread Phoenix will lose by a mile. Phoenix is in a Junior league when compared to Houston.
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Old 04-25-2016, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Houston is THE fastest growing city in the US so I do find your post to be....errr.....ironic.

In fact, the top three fastest growing cities in the US are, in order:

1. Houston
2. Austin
3. Dallas

Phoenix and Vegas weren't even in the top ten, though five of the top ten were in Texas (the other two were San Antonio and Fort Worth).
Houston, Texas - In Photos: America's Fastest-Growing Cities 2015 - Forbes

While Houston and Dallas were the top two fastest-growing metros as of last year when it comes to numerical population growth (from 7/1/14-7/1/15), Phoenix was 4th. Therefore, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Phoenix is still is one of the fastest-growing. Austin and San Antonio (while still fast-growing) were down the list at 14th and 15th.

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Old 04-25-2016, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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You Referred to Phoenix as being one of the fastest growing cities? Well Houston is growing even faster. All those places that you mentioned are not growing faster than the Texas Cities.
If this turns into a slapdown thread Phoenix will lose by a mile. Phoenix is in a Junior league when compared to Houston.
It wasnt for always. AZ and NV were the fastest-growing states, led by Phoenix and Vegas respectively.
PHX and LV might have slowed a bit, but they are gaining steam again. It wont be long before PHX's growth rates surpass Houston's. I see a huge influx of Texans to AZ, most looking to escape the garbage Texas weather. And if Houston keeps flooding like it does, more and more people are gonna get sick and tired of the nonsense and pack up and leave. And if the oil industry tanks, Houston is in for a world of hurt, while Phoenix will soldier on unphased.
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