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Old 04-13-2008, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Burkina Faso
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Some of those places in South Texas aren't much different than neighboring Mexico. They're almost 3rd world. I met a girl who was from near the border somewhere, and she said she tells people she basically grew up in Mexico.

I wonder what this means for places like LA and Houston where the demographics are changing so rapidly. Could they be the next El Paso in 20 years time?
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:09 PM
 
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I dont think so. Detroit, Cleveland, and Miami are all very poor in the city proper and a few surrounding cities. However, you will find in all 3 of those cities they have tons of wealthy suburban areas. I would think the poorer metros would be smaller areas with a lot of poorer people migrating there from across the border or somewhere.

Detroit, Cleveland and Miami are definitely not the poorest metro areas. Cities? Yes. But metros, no.
According to the list above, Detroit metro is above average. Actually well above average, coming in #16 in the country, and well ahead of "new money" places associated with lots of wealth like Austin, and well above Southern California, Las Vegas, and other places people think are very rich. My guess is that suburban Detroit (where most people in the metro live) combined with the powerhouse corporations like GM and the big factories around town still produce an absolutely gigantic amount of economic output, to offset even the poor state of affairs throughout much of the inner city.
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