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.
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