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Old 09-13-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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The densest areas of Houston are not even in the Inner Loop. Even then Houston's Inner Loop has more consistent density than Dallas' core, no matter how each neighborhood looks like. Just look at 610 vs Loop 12.
I was looking at Density tracts for the big 4 and was surprised that Austin was on par with Dallas.

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San Antonio was rather underwhelming with the densest tracts being about 9000 ppsm spread in random areas of the city

Austin and Dallas had a couple in the 20-25K range
Houston thou had some as high as 64,000 ppsm. saw a couple of 45's, 47's and a bunch in the 30's

SW Houston hits densities much higher than anywhere else in Texas.

Anyway, The areas around Dt Houston has the same density that the areas around Dtown Dallas has. The Highest density track touching Dt Houston has 37K ppsm, the highest for Dallas is 10K and the highest for Austin is 25K, and like I said, SA doesn't pass 10K anywhere.

DT population for Houston is 15K, 8K for Dallas, 2K for SA and Austin's is hard to count.
To Houston's 15K for downtown add 35K for the areas touching Dt. That is, Midtown, East Downtown, North of Downtown and West. That is 50K people living in a 4 sq mile area

The areas around Dt Dallas add up to 25K people
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:24 PM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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I was looking at Density tracts for the big 4 and was surprised that Austin was on par with Dallas.

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San Antonio was rather underwhelming with the densest tracts being about 9000 ppsm spread in random areas of the city

Austin and Dallas had a couple in the 20-25K range
Houston thou had some as high as 64,000 ppsm. saw a couple of 45's, 47's and a bunch in the 30's

SW Houston hits densities much higher than anywhere else in Texas.

Anyway, The areas around Dt Houston has the same density that the areas around Dtown Dallas has. The Highest density track touching Dt Houston has 37K ppsm, the highest for Dallas is 10K and the highest for Austin is 25K, and like I said, SA doesn't pass 10K anywhere.

DT population for Houston is 15K, 8K for Dallas, 2K for SA and Austin's is hard to count.
To Houston's 15K for downtown add 35K for the areas touching Dt. That is, Midtown, East Downtown, North of Downtown and West. That is 50K people living in a 4 sq mile area

The areas around Dt Dallas add up to 25K people
I highly doubt downtown Houston has that high of a population unless you are counting inmates.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:27 PM
 
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I highly doubt downtown Houston has that high of a population unless you are counting inmates.
You can doubt all you want, just going by the census maps. And inmates are people too, don't hate
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Houston Inner Loop
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omg.....if this was really true or even if you REALLY believed this, we wouldn't have to be reminded of this everytime DART was mentioned. It would be widely known across the boards.....try again!
I just included this comment because everyone seems to focus on rail when, in fact, it's just one component of the overall mass transit offerings of both Houston and Dallas. And, when you factor Park and Ride and the bus system in Houston the mass transit system carries more people per mile.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:26 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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From the 2010 Census:

Dallas:



Houston:

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Old 09-13-2011, 02:14 PM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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You can doubt all you want, just going by the census maps. And inmates are people too, don't hate
Not hating, just sometimes the numbers don't give an accurate picture. DT Houston is pretty low when it comes to residential population.
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:56 PM
 
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So when did Houston build 15,000 housing units IN downtown?
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:02 PM
 
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Goin by the color grid it seems to have around 2000 people living "IN" DtHouston.
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:12 PM
 
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So when did Houston build 15,000 housing units IN downtown?
1. didn't say there were 15K housing units, said people.

2. Most were not built, they were re-purposed. Some of the older buildings were turned into lofts

anyway look it up yourself

Census Tract 1000- 4690
Census tract 2101- 9652

These are inbetween the little triangle made by I10, 59 and 45

census tract 1000 is broken up into 3 blocks. San Jac west to the Theater District has 1,000 people. San Jac east to George R Brown has 3,000 and the last block near the hospitals has about 500 people

Census Track 2101 encompases a residential neighborhood/ industrial area, somehow trapped in the boundary of Dtown

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Old 09-13-2011, 03:33 PM
 
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One of the reasons Houston>Dallas is because of HAR.com, probably the best real estate website in the country.
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