Skip to comments.Texas' cities among fastest-growing in US
Posted on 05/24/2013 12:35:03 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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Eight of 15 cities with the fastest growth in the United States are in Texas, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Estimates released Thursday also show that half of those cities in the nation with the largest total population increases are in Texas. And Houston added more than 34,500 people to reach 2.2 million inhabitants only second to New York City in total population gains in the year that ended last July.
The Central Texas town of San Marcos is the fastest-growing city in the U.S., increasing by 4.9 percent. It also surpassed the 50,000-population mark, the minimum threshold that cities had to reach to be included in the bureau's list.
Other cities with rapid population growth: Midland and Odessa in West Texas; Conroe, just north of Houston; and the Austin suburbs of Cedar Park and Georgetown, as well as Frisco and McKinney, located north of Dallas.
No other state had more than one city in the top 15 list.
Of the 10 U.S. cities with the largest total gains, half are in Texas: Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth.
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God help Texas.
God help us. I don’t consider this a good thing at all.
True! We got enough Californian here now, especially Austin, and don’t need any more.
Not sure how good this is...The liberal human viruses coming soon to a Texas city near you...
They weren’t born in Texas, but they got there as soon as they could (so they could mess it up).
I was surprised to learn that little ol quaint Austin, is close to becoming a member of the 10 largest cities in America, I realized that the traffic was worse, but that detail sneaked up on me.
Personally, I think America was just fine in 1970 with about 200 million people, I know that Austin and San Diego, and Los Angeles, and Houston were better cities.
Oh, boy (as Texan Buddy Holy sang.) I guess we oughta be thankful AP didn’t write “Texas’s cities”, still, “Texas cities” would of done just fine.
....and this growth would be Hispanic?????
I don’t see Texas ever becoming California. Not the feel good, can’t we all get along, planet first, who’s your therapist culture. Perhaps in Colorado, but not Texas.
Minority demographics are a much bigger threat to the culture of Boone, Bowie and Travis.
Scary news. Are we becoming Texico or Texifornia? Does it make any difference?
All the gays and other liberals are descending on Texas to push their agenda. And then they will move somewhere else. Locusts.
Not everyone in the US is enchanted with Obama’s Marxist nanny state; there remain a few - statistically speaking - who are aware of America’s great legacy and value freedom.
Don't mess with Texas!
It’s a liberal wetdream to hijack Texas’ electoral votes and Senate seats.
This can be a two edged sword. It makes me sick at my stomcah to hear, “Well back in Jersey we did it this way”
In 2004, Kerry signs filled their yard and they continually destroyed their next door neighbor's McCain yard sign (until her oldest son stated he would kick their a$$ if it happened again). In 2008, they were the only demented a$$ clowns in the area to have Obamunist for Tyrant signs on their front lawn. Not quite sure what happened, but during the 2012 election year, no signs. After seeing what these parasites have done to states like Colorado and New Mexico, I can only hope that they are all moving to Austin or Houston.
Resistane is futile. You will be assimilated!
The growth is from people liberal business killing states.
Many of them do not make the connection between great cost of living and business climate and the leave me the heck alone government.
Florida is moving left due to migrants from other States
Was not a problem when it was just retirees. Even the economically liberal were still social conservatives
It got bad when the NY Hispanics came down. Liberal voters and dependent on govt...there was an article posted recently that 37% of Puerto Rico was on food stamps. Believe it.
Then you have the Haitians and Dominicans...and other Latin Americans. More government, more Democrats
Then the state GOP moves left....ouch
Texas can stop this. First....no more RINO governors. Florida’s big mistake
It’s going to be one BAM in the Houston area if we have another hurricane like Ike. Been awfully quiet in the Gulf since he came and went. Evacuation five years ago was a mess. Lot of people who have lived here for a long time are ill equipped to deal with hurricanes, don’t even want to think about the newbies.
Not necessarily. Perhaps in the southern cities. But a lot of the growth is people/companies fleeing other states to come here.
I grew up in Sherman and now live in McKinney. The northern burbs of Dallas have exploded with growth. Frisco used to be maybe 10,000 people at the most ... some neighborhoods had dirt roads. They're now at 121k.
McKinney was about 35,000 way back when. Now we're that plus 100k. Expected total growth will be pushing half a million once all areas of the city limits are populated.
There's no way those explosive numbers are from hispanic immigration.
I read recently that the City Council was considering a Sexual Orientation Regulation...meaning trannies could use the same bathroom as your little kids. Not sure if this has passed, yet.
The SA Mayor was raised by a La Raza founder, IIRC. His leftist views are NOT good for the city. Wake up, San Antonio!!
Agree and thanks for the warning from FL!
No RINO Govs OR legislature!!
The TX legislature is trying to stop Tea Party groups from being a force to keep out RINO's, by limiting donations these groups can make to conservative candidates. Hopefully Gov Perry will veto this ridiculous bill (SB 346).
BTW- I agree with everything you said. The Castro's are bad news.
Well, there goes the aquifier. This time last year, the Edwards Aquifier was around 660 acre feet of water. Today, it’s down to 640 acre feet. The drought may still be hitting hard, but the influx of more people in the San Antonio/Austin area really stresses it.
Californians and Mexicans = blue state within 5 years
“there remain a few - statistically speaking - who are aware of Americas great legacy and value freedom.”
Republicans and conservatives now completely control 25 states via the legislature and governorships. Liberal, purse-carrying wimps control 11 states. Those 25 states represent more than half the population of the US.
Americans are voting right on a state level. Liberals are controlling voting booths via the Nazi Soros to illegally pour leftists into Washington.
We are heading for a classical confrontation of states vs the criminal fascist syndicate occupying Washington.
Good luck to us, the good guys,