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Old 08-04-2010, 11:29 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Was only a matter of time:

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Nine U.S. metropolitan areas have populations above 5 million, according to new estimates generated on Wednesday by Business First of Buffalo. The New York City area heads the list with an estimated 19.15 million residents as of Wednesday. The runners-up are Los Angeles at 12.93 million and Chicago at 9.64 million.
Also above 5 million are Dallas-Fort Worth (No. 4), Houston (No. 5), Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami-Fort Lauderdale and Washington. Dallas has a population of 6,618,405 residents and the Greater Houston area has 6,022,719 as of Wednesday.

Read more: Nine metros top 5 million; Houston is 5th - Houston Business Journal

 
Old 08-04-2010, 11:38 PM
 
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Dallas Fortworth #4 hell no Houstout might just be #3
 
Old 08-04-2010, 11:56 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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No, DFW has been number four since 2000, actually, and will probably stay there for the foreseeable future. They have two major cities, each with their own suburbs and cultural activities. They just happen to be close together.
 
Old 08-05-2010, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Yeah. I knew Houston would push passed 6M this year. Okay. We got passed 6M now it is time to shrink. Everybody out.
 
Old 08-05-2010, 12:03 AM
 
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Also noticed that Atlanta passed Miami and Washington.

Is Boston still in the top 10?

EDIT:
looks like Boston is still at 10
Detroit dropped from 11 to 12
Phoenix up from 12 to 11
 
Old 08-05-2010, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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So Houston is larger than Philly now? Yesss!!!!
 
Old 08-05-2010, 01:05 AM
 
Location: League City
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Wow is Houston metro approaching the population of Chicago? Interesting.
 
Old 08-05-2010, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Nah, Chicago's Metro is still a good 30-40 years ahead
 
Old 08-05-2010, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Originally Posted by DanielWayne View Post
Wow is Houston metro approaching the population of Chicago? Interesting.
No

It has a good 3.7 million more people to go.
 
Old 08-05-2010, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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The city of Houston will surpass the city of Chicago between 2020 and 2025 ! But for the metro it's another story...
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