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Old 03-16-2017, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Houston/Dallas
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That may be it. I know for sure that, even on CD, a lot of people assume El Paso, one of the safest cities of its size in the US, is dangerous because of its neighbor, which may keep people from moving there. Though, I think it's reputation of being boring keeps people away more. I do remember reading, however, that the violence in Juarez is, or was, actually feeding growth in El Paso because some people from Juarez prefer to have their homes on the safer side of the border.

The Rio Grander Valley probably suffers from being possibly the worse off part of the state, economically, as well as being both hotter and, iirc, drier than most of Texas, or at least where most people live in Texas.
You're saying green land McAllen area is drier and hotter than a desert region like El Paso
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:26 PM
 
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You're saying green land McAllen area is drier and hotter than a desert region like El Paso
Nope. I'm saying it is drier and hotter than the Texas Triangle, "where most people live in Texas."
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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With a cursory check of the data for MSAs and CSAs, I'm just not seeing the growth for Mobile being "top 20" material.
The CSA has grown .75% on average per year since 2010
The MSA has grown .1% on average per year since 2010

The Daphne-Fairhope-Foley MSA has had a very rapid average annual growth rate of 2.14% but it's a MSA that has only recently broken 200,000 people. It's hard to compare that to 2%+ annual growth rates of much larger metros.

All that said, these two being different MSAs seems ridiculous. It looks like the majority of the population borders the bay but the MSAs are split right down the middle of it with Mobile sitting on the border of the two.
Some how Baldwin County was pulled out of Mobile's MSA in 2015 but current commuting patterns should add it back to the Mobile MSA. Baldwin County is Alabama's fastest growing county and like you said majority of the population borders the eastern side of Mobile Bay. Baldwin's growth has been fueled by Mobile's economy on the Eastern shore and the beaches are fueled by retirees. I could never understand how or why Baldwin county was removed when the traffic between the two is steady increasing. I also believe that Washington county may be added also.
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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The average growth rate from 2010-2016 for all 50 states and D.C. was +4.66%.

Not obvious standouts for Growth
North Dakota +12.69% (although many people on CD are probably well aware of the oil boom)
Idaho +7.37%
South Dakota +6.30%
Delaware +6.03%

Slackers that you may not expect
New Mexico +1.06% (I assume economic woes/lack of jobs and crappy education system)
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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The average growth rate from 2010-2016 for all 50 states and D.C. was +4.66%.

Not obvious standouts for Growth
North Dakota +12.69% (although many people on CD are probably well aware of the oil boom)
Idaho +7.37%
South Dakota +6.30%
Delaware +6.03%

Slackers that you may not expect
New Mexico +1.06% (I assume economic woes/lack of jobs and crappy education system)
New Mexico would surprise people because its bordered by states that everyone knows are booming like Arizona, Colorado and Texas.
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:50 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Colorado Springs:

1960 70,194 54.4%
1970 135,517 93.1%
1980 215,105 58.7%
1990 281,140 30.7%
2000 360,890 28.4%
2010 416,427 15.4%
2015 456,568 9.6%

A military town with no real economy to boot.
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Old 03-23-2017, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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New Mexico would surprise people because its bordered by states that everyone knows are booming like Arizona, Colorado and Texas.
That's exactly why I put it in the "slackers" category. Plus the appeal of Santa Fe and the sunshine.
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Old 03-24-2017, 11:13 PM
 
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Mormon cities and Latino cities are the youngest, I believe.
My Utah Mormon buddy has told me that large Mormon families are going away in northern Utah, so the crazy growth rates that people were predicting in northern Utah probably won't happen. I remember seeing something like 5-6 million Utah residents by 2030. Utah is still growing quickly but not close to early projections.
Latino births are also dropping, but I don't think they'll be dropping off as much as Mormon births in the upcoming years.

Fresno metro/TV market is majority Latino with a large southeast Asian presence. The Asians in the Fresno area(Hmong, Viet, thai) breed like rabbits and more keep coming. Chinese are the
Latest to be flooding the area. Syrians are expected to be coming, too. With all the immigration, Fresno will stay young for quite a while
And if the High Speed Rail first segment from SJ to Fresno ever becomes operational in a few years, expect Fresno to really boom.
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Old 03-27-2017, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Austin, Merry Old land of Oz
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Santa Fe is charming, but also expensive to live in, from what I remember. There is a real divide there between people with money and the majority who aren't so well off.
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