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Old 05-30-2013, 02:54 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Houston isn't surpassing NYC in population unless they incorporate all of Texas. Is it the big city of Texas, sure, every state has one of those.

Also, who would want a 9+million people city with a poor public transit system? It would basically be a city devastated in gridlock and smog every day.
Houstangeles!
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:56 PM
 
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Something about geography. You tend to find tumbleweeds in WESTERN Texas, not the Gulf. And if math was lacking in Texas, you wouldn't have the Space Program in Houston. You wouldn't have Texas Instruments, as well as Dell Computers in Texas.
Not to mention that the University of Texas and Texas A&M are tied at number 11 on the U. S. News list of top Engineering schools (2013 ranking)...

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Old 05-30-2013, 02:57 PM
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I recall that Houston hit the one million mark back in the mid 1950s (according to a book I had read about the oil industry, noting that at the time one could purchase a t-shirt with the slogan 'I'm One in a Million').

Hence, the population of Houston (proper) now does not knock my socks off. I guess the population was stagnant for many years, or the people kept moving to the area, but living outside the Houston confines.

I will say this: with the traffic and horrible humidity, I am surprised Houston is having this new boom.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:01 PM
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Not to mention that the University of Texas and Texas A&M are tied at number 11 on the U. S. News list of top Engineering schools (2013 ranking)...

Best Engineering School Rankings | Engineering Program Rankings | US News
Not many people know this.

In addition, you have aerospace companies in Texas, such as General Dynamics, Boeing, Bombardier, Gulfstream, Lockheed-Martin,etc.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:02 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Houston will not surpass New York in importance, even if it gets a higher population. NYC is one of only 2 Alpha++ global cities in the world. Houston will never have the economic or cultural significance.
Good point. Jakarta, Karachi, Tianjin, and Kinshasa all have more residents than New York City does; that doesn't make them important.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:04 PM
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I recall that Houston hit the one million mark back in the mid 1950s (according to a book I had read about the oil industry, noting that at the time one could purchase a t-shirt with the slogan 'I'm One in a Million').

Hence, the population of Houston (proper) now does not knock my socks off. I guess the population was stagnant for many years, or the people kept moving to the area, but living outside the Houston confines.

I will say this: with the traffic and horrible humidity, I am surprised Houston is having this new boom.
I don't think so. I'm thinking more of city limits. Maybe the metropolitan area hit 1 million in the 1950s. However, Houston's population didn't hit 1 million until the mid-to-late 1960s. Houston city's population was 938,219 in 1960, 596,163 in 1950, and 384,514 in 1940.

I'm not fond of humidity either. However, I think Houston's industries have brought people there.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:21 PM
 
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A bit of an absurd prediction. And no way it's going to happen in the next 7 or even 10 years.

Houston added 34,625 residents between July 1, 2011, and July 1, 2012, bringing the city’s population to 2.16 million.

New York currently has 8.3 million with 161,500 added since 2010.

Not only is New York 4 times larger, it's still growing.

NYC 8.3 million > Houston 2.1 million


That's elementary math.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Where they serve real ale.
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I'm still laughing at the OP and his claims that a city with 2million is any where close to the biggest population. Metro NYC has ~20 million while LA metro has ~15 million.

Let us know when Houston gets ten times bigger, son.

List of metropolitan areas by population - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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So... Mexican immigration and breeding like rabbits is good when it boosts population bragging rights.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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So... Mexican immigration and breeding like rabbits is good when it boosts population bragging rights.
Basically, at least a growing population is something Houston can brag about. But in truth, I am just kidding. Don't have any real interest in Houston or any desire to ever visit or live there. It doesn't seem like an appealing place for me.
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