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Old 03-21-2009, 10:34 AM
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Here are some additional statistics for your pleasure:

Dallas Metro: 6,300,006 net growth since 2007 146,532
Houston Metro: 5,728,143 net growth since 2007 130,185
San Antonio Metro: 2,031,445 net growth since 2007 46,524
Austin Metro: 1,652,602 net growth since 2007 60,012

The four major metros combined for 15,582,011 and had an increase of 383,253 of the 483,554 increase in Texas population.

Texas population--2008---24,326,974----2007---23,843,420---net increase 483,554 (.019877)

Cal. population 2008-----36,756,666----2007---36,377,534---net increase 379,132 (.010314)

NY --population 2008-----19,490,297----2007---19,429,316---net increase 60,981 (.003128)

FL --population 2008-----18,328,340----2007---18,199,526---net increase 128,814 (.007028)

Now out West:

CO population --2008-----4,939,456-----2007---4,842,770---net increase 96,686 (.019574)
[not much different from Texas]
AZ population --2008-----5,303,632-----2007---5,166,810---net increase 136,822 (.025797)

UT population --2008-----2,736,424-----2007---2,668,925---net increase 67,499 (.024666)

NV population --2008-----2,093,973-----2007---2,018,244---met increase 75,729 (.036165)

What this is saying is that California is moving East to Nevada (3.6%)and Arizona and Utah(2.5%)

Colorado and Texas are increasing at 2 per cent.

California is gaining 1% so they are slowing down. Love to see the projections for 2009 and 2010. California might even dip to negative territory.
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by TughillTina View Post
Let me tell you why Texas is on our radar screen for later in life. I'm currently in Northern New York which is number one in least amount of personal and economic freedoms in the United States. The New York State government is so big it is completely oppressive and people are leaving at an alarming rate. I'm stuck for now as long as my inlaws aren't six feet under.....anyway back to TEXAS, one of my favorite states. Your weather is wonderful, the skies are a brilliant blue, wide open spaces, very friendly people in general, taxes kept in check, business friendly, gun laws, chicken fried steak, diverse geography, cowboy boots and hats, anyway so in many eyes yes TEXAS is greener and hopefully someday we will call it home.
Thanks for speaking so nice of us. But the problem is that to many of those moving here want to change us to what the are running away from.

And we didn't get to be a great state by allowing newcomers to change us.

( I'm not talking about you.)
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:22 PM
Location: Suburban Dallas
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Default Contrasts Of Love And Hate in Texas

Originally Posted by 2happy View Post
Thanks for being so welcoming case44! One of the things I love about Texas! You can add us to the list 'cause we are moving to DFW this year and I am sooo excited!!!
Come on down. We've got it, and you're looking for it. The numbers and the people both speak for themselves. We've got a seat saved just for you.

Originally Posted by inthecut View Post
FYI, the "federales", otherwise known as big gov't, is in Texas big time, same as any other state...think of Waco....or when they took the kids away from that religious "cult".......plenty of nanny state stuff, including red light cams, in Texas as well.....I recommend moving out to the intermountain west if you REALLY want to get away from the gov'ts crosshairs!

And don't ldealize Texas like it's a Zane Grey western...it has as many problems as any other state
From what I've seen in your posts, you don't appear to like Texas too much. Since when is any state "perfect"? The last time I checked, none of them are. You have other options, you know.

Originally Posted by TX_AGGIE13 View Post
I guess I gotta be hospitable, but I do disagree here. I wish Texas would ungrow as much as possible, or all the imigration from other states, and Mexico would just stay west of Junction, TX. east of El Paso, TX. and south of Lubbock, TX. then we'd be just dandy!
Now, TX_AGGIE, why would you want that? Besides, it's not like Texas is urbanized in every single county. Even with large population pockets in some places, you're still going to have lots of empty land in others --- our state is that big. It's not overpopulated. Granted, some things we can't control, but when people who move here from other states see a good thing, they like it and they take it.
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