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Old 08-17-2009, 05:07 PM
 
Location: 75025 (previously 75254, 90505, 90010, and 60614)
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USA Urbanized Areas: 2000 Ranked by Population(465 Areas)

Yes, densities don't tell the whole area, but you're making it seem like Houston sprawls out a lot more than DFW. You posted the square mileage of the MSA and then said that the counties didn't matter (when they obviously did).

Of course DFW comes out larger, but Houston is denser (barely), but it is. That, and Houston covers less land. Also, urbanized areas do take into account more than one urban core. If it didn't, then DFW would have been split up. Instead, it carries the required density from Dallas to Fort Worth. Urban areas go as far out as that certain density goes (not sure how many people per square mile there must be).
Yes Houston is more dense. I dont that we ever disagreed with that. Both Houston and DFW sprawl like crazy. So does LA. Its not a bad thing, but it is a fact.
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:24 PM
 
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If youre talking about the sprawl, then yes. Culturally, not at all.
Excuse me, but LA isn't an example of sprawl. The LA metro area is in fact one of the densest metro areas in the country, with fewer lane-miles of freeway per capita than than anywhere not looking to deliberately increase traffic congestion (Portland, I'm looking at you). If Houston reminds you of LA, it's not as sprawled out as anti-mobility zealots would have you think.
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:27 PM
 
Location: 75025 (previously 75254, 90505, 90010, and 60614)
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Excuse me, but LA isn't an example of sprawl. The LA metro area is in fact one of the densest metro areas in the country, with fewer lane-miles of freeway per capita than than anywhere not looking to deliberately increase traffic congestion (Portland, I'm looking at you). If Houston reminds you of LA, it's not as sprawled out as anti-mobility zealots would have you think.
Houston doesnt remind me of LA.
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:31 PM
 
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Just seems like you've been chasing rabbits the last few pages of this thread.
LOL, I'm glad you said it!!!

Responding to the twisted logic of you, Angel and MM is like chasing rabbits.

When dealing with you guys, I've subjugated myself to primarily use one line tounge-in-cheekers, links and photos.
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:39 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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LOL, I'm glad you said it!!!

Responding to the twisted logic of you, Angel and MM is like chasing rabbits.

When dealing with you guys, I've subjugated myself to primarily use one line tounge-in-cheekers, links and photos.
I'm glad I have control over you like that.
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:48 PM
 
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LOL, I'm glad you said it!!!

Responding to the twisted logic of you, Angel and MM is like chasing rabbits.

When dealing with you guys, I've subjugated myself to primarily use one line tounge-in-cheekers, links and photos.
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I'm glad I have control over you like that.
Thank you for your quick response proving my aforementioned statement.
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Old 08-17-2009, 06:29 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Thank you for your quick response proving my aforementioned statement.
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Responding to the twisted logic of you, Angel and MM is like chasing rabbits.
I'm not going to speak for the others, but I don't know when I have "twisted" any logic whatsoever. If it seemed that way, it was never my intention (or maybe you mixed me up with someone else)...
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Well, I did some research and it looks like the density of Houston and DFW is pretty much the same. Maybe my research is flawed so let me know what y'all think.


http://www.demographia.com/db-worldua.pdf
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Old 08-18-2009, 02:28 AM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Well, I did some research and it looks like the density of Houston and DFW is pretty much the same. Maybe my research is flawed so let me know what y'all think.


http://www.demographia.com/db-worldua.pdf
Nope. Not flawed.

This is what I saw, as well.
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