Through The Static

March 27, 2008

Census: Texas is the hot place to live

Filed under: Economics,Government,Labor — Tranimal @ 11:50 am

AP:

Four Texas metropolitan areas were among the biggest population gainers as Americans continued their trend of moving to the Sun Belt in 2006 and 2007, according to Census Bureau estimates to be released Thursday. 

. . . Atlanta saw the second-largest population jump with just over 151,000 new residents. Phoenix was third with more than 132,000, and was followed by Houston, Riverside, Calif., Charlotte, N.C., Chicago, Austin, Las Vegas and San Antonio.

Woo-wee! Tejas is getting some major numbers.

Though this report also indicates that some cities like Detriot lost some 27,300 residents. I’ve been to Detriot and that type of population lost (due to loss of manufacturing jobs like the ones traditionally abundant in Detriot decades ago) shuts down a city.

There are literally empty parts of the city where there is NO ONE. With no new people coming in to stir some growth with traditional manufacture/factory dominated cities like Detriot, like Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, etc,  it can possibly aggravate the local economy more, causing more people to take flight into states like Texas. 

Which can mean demographic changes = electoral changes.  Dun dun dun.

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