There's More and More Houstonians
Feeling a little crowded?
You should -- Houston has just been declared the country's fastest-growing city. And that's according to the U.S. Census Bureau, so you know it's got to be right.
The bureau released a new study today on growth in U.S. cities between July 1, 2006 and July 1, 2007. No city added more residents in that period than Houston – almost 39,000 people, bringing the city’s population to 2.2 million.
Lesser, apparently more crappy Texas cities also made the top-ten growth list: San Antonio, which ranked third, Fort Worth fourth and Austin eighth. Dallas, as always, was irrelevant.
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The city with the largest percentage growth, by the way, was New Orleans.
So it’s clear that Americans have decided: steamy, muggy, soggy weather-disaster-prone cities are the wave of the future. -- Richard Connelly
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