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« Scranton Versus Austin. | WILLisms.com | On Texas Exceptionalism. »

Voting With Their Feet: Texas Cities Lead Nation In Population Growth.

Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 972 -- Texas Cities Win-

Texas just keeps winning.

First, recognition from Investor's Business Daily:

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Texas outperformed every other state in the nation on jobs and growth over the past decade.... The rankings are based on state GDP growth, population shifts, and changes in non-farm payroll jobs between 2001 and 2011.

Meanwhile, BizJournals ranked three Texas cities among the top five for economic performance in May (Barack Obama's Chicago, on the other hand, was 99th out of 102 major metros).

And then there's the matter of people voting with their feet and moving where the opportunity and prosperity are.

From the U.S. Census Bureau:

Eight of the 15 fastest-growing large U.S. cities and towns for the year ending July 1, 2012 were in Texas, according to population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Lone Star State also stood out in terms of the size of population growth, with five of the 10 cities and towns that added the most people over the year.

Think about those figures.

Three of the top five and five of the top ten cities for numeric population increase from July 2011 to July 2012 were in Texas:

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Eight of the fifteen fastest growing American cities over that same time frame were in Texas. No other state had more than one city in the top fifteen:

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Texas cities just keep continuing their economic domination. Small cities, big cities, short-term, long-term. Up and down the scorecard.

Indeed, in my last post about Scranton versus Austin (or, "why Darryl, Jim, and Pam from The Office all moved to Austin in the series finale"), I erred. Sort of. I wrote:

Austin is now bigger than San Francisco, yes, but it's still only the 13th or 14th largest metro in the country.

The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, just out yesterday, actually shows that Austin, having passed Jacksonville, Florida and Indianapolis, Indiana, is now the 11th largest city in America. To crack the top ten, Austin will have to pass San Jose (Silicon Valley), which is actually growing in its own right. From July 2011 to July 2012, San Jose added 12,751 people. Over that same time, Austin added 25,395, a difference of 12,644.

Based on those trends, Austin will catch San Jose in 11.086 years, or roughly 11 years, 1 month, and 1 day. Of course trends change. They fluctuate. Growth slows down or accelerates. But that's the crude projection based on the most recent data we have: Austin will be among the largest ten cities in America by 2024.

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Previous Trivia Tidbit: Scranton Versus Austin.

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Posted by Will Franklin · 23 May 2013 12:40 PM

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