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Old 03-09-2011, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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This is the population as of the year 2000, its probably immensely higher now than it was then so bear with me. All the information is from the year 2000.

Houston's land area put together by zip codes and their populations (and their respective land areas) and yes all the zip codes do connect with one another so none of them are out of place at all. This thread is just for fun for urban dwellers on the Houston forum to have a nice conversation about. Nothing really special going on here haha.

- 77025: 23,581 (4.4 Square Miles)
- 77054: 16,656 (5.4 Square Miles)
- 77030: 10,984 (2.5 Square Miles)
- 77021: 24,159 (5.9 Square Miles)
- 77004: 30,379 (6.1 Square Miles)
- 77003: 09,195 (2.6 Square Miles)
- 77023: 33,050 (5.7 Square Miles)
- 77011: 23,052 (3.6 Square Miles)
- 77020: 28,679 (6.9 Square Miles)
- 77026: 27,593 (6.8 Square Miles)
- 77009: 42,380 (6.2 Square Miles)
- 77008: 28,661 (6.5 Square Miles)
- 77007: 22,497 (8.6 Square Miles)
- 77006: 18,875 (2.2 Square Miles)
- 77005: 23,338 (3.9 Square Miles)
- 77081: 49,691 (3.2 Square Miles)
- 77036: 76,146 (7.6 Square Miles)
- 77074: 39,159 (5.2 Square Miles)
(93.3 Square Miles with a population of 528,075)
- 77072: 51,716 (7.5 Square Miles)
- 77099: 43,116 (6.2 Square Miles)
- 77096: 33,987 (6.0 Square Miles)
- 77035: 39,571 (5.6 Square Miles)
- 77071: 25,021 (4.4 Square Miles)
- 77031: 17,004 (3.2 Square Miles)
- 77002: 13,289 (2.1 Square Miles)
- 77010: 00,076 (0.1 Square Miles)
- 77098: 12,179 (1.8 Square Miles)
- 77019: 15,640 (3.0 Square Miles)
(133.2 Square Miles with a population of 779,674)
- 77099: 43,116 (6.2 Square Miles)
- 77083: 52,061 (9.8 Square Miles)
- 77027: 14,217 (3.4 Square Miles)
- 77056: 14,031 (3.5 Square Miles)
- 77057: 35,491 (4.4 Square Miles)
- 77063: 27,200 (4.4 Square Miles)
- 77042: 36,282 (6.2 Square Miles)
(171.1 Square Miles with a population of 1,002,072)
- 77082: 36,201 (12.3 Square Miles)
- 77077: 42,416 (9.7 Square Miles)
- 77024: 32,746 (11.8 Square Miles)
- 77079: 30,887 (6.8 Square Miles)
(211.7 Square Miles with a population of 1,144,322)
- 77055: 43,477 (8.6 Square Miles)
- 77080: 46,261 (6.3 Square Miles)
(226.6 Square Miles with a population of 1,234,060)

Other Cities:
- Philadelphia: 1.52 Million (135.1 Square Miles)
- Chicago: 2.695 Million (227 Square Miles)
- Dallas: 1.192 Million (342 Square Miles)
- Atlanta: 540,992 (131.8 Square Miles)

Map of Houston in (226.6 Square Miles (Only 1 Square Mile less than Chicago)): (The Area inside the black lines shaded in purple)



Also here is the Population of Inner Loop in the Year 2000: (Only the Inner Loop)
- 77026: 27,593 (6.8 SM)
- 77009: 42,380 (6.2 SM)
- 77008: 28,661 (6.5 SM)
- 77007: 22,497 (8.6 SM)
- 77019: 15,640 (3.0 SM)
- 77027: 14,217 (3.4 SM)
- 77005: 23,338 (3.9 SM)
- 77025: 23,581 (4.4 SM)
- 77054: 16,656 (5.4 SM)
- 77021: 24,159 (5.9 SM)
- 77004: 30,379 (6.1 SM)
- 77003: 09,195 (2.6 SM)
- 77023: 33,050 (5.7 SM)
- 77011: 23,052 (3.6 SM)
- 77010: 00,076 (0.1 SM)
- 77002: 13,289 (2.1 SM)
- 77098: 12,179 (1.8 SM)
- 77030: 10,984 (2.5 SM)
- 77020: 28,679 (6.9 SM)
- 77046: 00,471 (0.0 SM)
- 77012: 25,174 (4.1 SM)
- 77087: 36,194 (6.6 SM)

Total Square Miles of Inner Loop: 96.2 SM

Total Population in 2000 of Inner Loop: 461,444

Please don't bash anyone or anything. If you don't care, then just please refrain from posting in general and leave it fair for those that do actually "care".

Last edited by DANNYY; 03-09-2011 at 05:39 PM.. Reason: Tweak.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:42 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Houston is a lot more compact than people give it credit for. Areas like the Northwest side bring it (the density) down.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Houston is a lot more compact than people give it credit for. Areas like the Northwest side bring it (the density) down.
Back in the year 2000, Houston's population in 226.6 Square Miles (1 Square Mile less than Chicago) surpassed what Dallas's population today is by 40,000 people with 120 Square Miles less of land area. That was then in 2000, Houston's population has gained since then and when the information comes out at zip code level, it'll show an even more drastic difference.

Not just the Inner Loop which is actually a secondary, in my opinion but the Western Inner Loop coupled with the Southwest side of Houston is a 93 Square Mile stretch that no other place in Texas can match, and nothing else in the Sunbelt can besides Los Angeles & Miami/Fort Lauderdale.

You're right most of the Northwestern areas, Eastern areas, Southeastern areas, & Northeastern areas just hold Houston back by a lot.
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:34 PM
 
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Houston is a lot more compact than people give it credit for. Areas like the Northwest side bring it (the density) down.
Does the Northwest bring it down alot?
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:42 PM
 
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How did you decide on your boundaries for your map?
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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How did you decide on your boundaries for your map?
I just took every zip code that touched each other starting from Inner Loop and expanded Southwest & West because that's where the largest concentration of the city's population is.

Turns out, I like the results quite a bit and even better because this was for the year 2000, probably some stark differences in some places by now.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:55 PM
 
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How did you decide on your boundaries for your map?
I told which boundaries to choose
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Does the Northwest bring it down alot?
not just the NW but also the SE and NE
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Back in the year 2000, Houston's population in 226.6 Square Miles (1 Square Mile less than Chicago) surpassed what Dallas's population today is by 40,000 people with 120 Square Miles less of land area.
been telling all of you that Houston is a lot more dense than Dallas for ages now. Can you imagine what it is now that Houston added 150K people and Dallas added 9K?


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Not just the Inner Loop which is actually a secondary, in my opinion but the Western Inner Loop coupled with the Southwest side of Houston is a 93 Square Mile stretch that no other place in Texas can match, and nothing else in the Sunbelt can besides Los Angeles & Miami/Fort Lauderdale.
Houston has been underestimated by everyone, even its own residents. lol, but if you have ever had the misfortune to ride a bus through the southwest during rush hour you would feel how dense that area is. It reminded me of riding trains in bigger cities
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:04 PM
 
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another thing, the area near Buffalo Bayou and I10 has kinda low density areas which brings down the density.

If you had used Almeda as the eastern boundary and eliminated the memorial villages (eliminate zips- 23, 11, 20. 07, 24, 79, and everything above) you get a lot denser area. You do end up losing about 75K people but you also lose a 3rd of the land area

EDIT: I think you left out Montrose in your calculation of the inner loop. It is zip 77006. It had a pop of almost 20K last census but the estimates have it almost doubled now
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Center City
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been telling all of you that Houston is a lot more dense than Dallas for ages now. Can you imagine what it is now that Houston added 150K people and Dallas added 9K?
But without the infrastructure to support it, it's not a "good" density. Taking longer an longer to get through red lights is a major drain on quality of life.
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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But without the infrastructure to support it, it's not a "good" density. Taking longer an longer to get through red lights does is a major drain on quality of life.
Eh the entire Sunbelt is like that in general with the exception of Miami. Even Los Angeles has to get to work on the transit details. For Houston, it's main priority is to make its Inner Loop better and that's what it's aiming on doing with transit oriented development that will spur off from that.

Connecting Texas Medical Center to Downtown was genius on their part, it really set the sails for Midtown to prosper. I also hope they get transit in place as they continue to infill. As for sidewalks and bike trails and such, the city is going through some massive projects right now as we speak, especially in the Inner Loop. Project Brays is just one example of such.

I say give it 20 years or so, and its going to be looking really nice there on out.
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