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Old 01-21-2017, 05:03 AM
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Water is the main issue with most of those Sunbelt areas (outside of the Southeast) which are experiencing rapid growth. Environmental stability is going to be the major issue this century with the combination of climate change and population growth.
Socially speaking, though, people move where there are jobs and opportunity. It's better to move somewhere you can find work, than stay broke in a failing area demanding a politician create a job for you in your hometown.
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Old 01-21-2017, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by ghostee View Post
I live in the northeast right now, but sometimes the sunbelt seems like it will be Heaven. Especially in my area, and many others, lost so many people for decades and the city population is now under 100,000. The three local TV channels for my Area look like crappy college-produced news. And the local radio stations play the same crappy stuff.

I may be just thinking the grass was greener in the 60s-80s, but it's how I feel today.
I can't help but think about where in the Northeast fits that description. Utica? I guess Reading and Albany could but I thought those areas had been doing alright the last 20 or 25 years.
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Old 01-21-2017, 08:47 AM
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Clogged roads, constant infrastructure construction, and your kids going to school in trailers while they build the new schools. And, if you're not careful, boom and bust cycles.
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Old 01-21-2017, 10:16 PM
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Denton, as well as most of the DFW area, isn't experiencing "sudden economic/population growth." Denton has been experiencing this level of growth, more or less, since the 50's. In fact, growth in the DFW area has been decreasing since the 90s. Dallas-Fort Worth is the story of fast and steady, not small bursts of growth.

From Wikipedia; (which yes anyone can edit, but is actual fact checked and moderated out the wazoo) The arrival of a railroad line in the city in 1881 spurred population, and the establishment of the University of North Texas in 1890 and Texas Woman's University in 1901 distinguished the city from neighboring regions. After the construction of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport finished in 1974, the city saw more rapid growth; as of 2011, Denton was the seventh fastest-growing city with a population over 100,000 in the country.

91.0% 1960 26,844
25.6% 1970 39,874
48.5% 1980 48,063
20.5% 1990 66,270
37.9% 2000 80,537
21.5% 2010 113,383
40.8% Est. 2015 131,044 [47] 15.6%
131,044 is quite different from 80,537 in 2000. From 2000 to 2010 there was almost a double population gain. In the 50s it was a lot smaller.

Maybe its not growing all that sudden but its definitely growing and we still experience the problems of a population outpacing the road system and road conditions.

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