Houston Second in Population Growth, Census Says

Categories: Spaced City, Texas

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More than 30,000 people thought Houston was so trill that they moved here.


Humidity, hurricanes and no zoning laws weren't enough to keep people away. According to US Census data, from 2012 to 2013, Houston was second in population growth behind New York.

H-Town added an estimated 35,202 residents from July 1, 2012, to July 1, 2013. New York was far ahead, adding an estimated 61,440 people.

Texas was the (lone) star of the show when it came to population growth. (Ha. Get it?) Houston ranked second, San Antonio was fourth, Austin was sixth, and Dallas was tenth. California was the only other state with more than one city on the list.

Texas also was among the top when it came to fastest growing cities. Of cities with populations of 50,000 or more, San Marcos was first followed by Frisco. Cedar Park was fourth and Georgetown seventh.

So where are all of these new folks going to live? According to the census, Texas added more housing units than any other state as well.


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42 comments
Francisco Castillo
Francisco Castillo

I'd prefer no more new people at this point. I'm fine with those that are already here, but stop the traffic and the trends and all the bullshit they bring with

Arin Seventwentyone
Arin Seventwentyone

Aww, my little charmer! Calling yourself an #InternetDweeb is just wrong - I'm sure there are much better things to call you! Keep trying! Yew kin dew eet!

Bradford Ashington
Bradford Ashington

ur lame ass reply just demonstrates how much of a truly stupid fucking cunt you are

Brittany Alexis
Brittany Alexis

Yes pple move here then want to change the way we run things.

Sunit Nair
Sunit Nair

Bring it ! Think about scale with public transport to keep it going.

chris luder
chris luder

As long as our infrastructure expands to deal with the traffic I'm okay with it. Don't want to end up like Austin, in denial and now unprepared.

Andrew Hernandez
Andrew Hernandez

Houston is amazing. I love the added traffic and diversity. No sarcasm added. You either want a big city or you don't.

Arin Seventwentyone
Arin Seventwentyone

Well, aren't you just a little charmer? Clearly, by "my roads", I mean "whatever road I'm driving on". I can understand how that might have eluded you. You are right, though. I should have thanked all of you who are paying gas taxes to keep my roads in shape. It's very thoughtful and considerate. You are, however, mistaken. My cunt is anything but stupid, so no, I'm sorry, but it won't be fucking you. Thank you, though, and have a nice weekend :)

Bradford Ashington
Bradford Ashington

nope...Houston ain't full....not by a long shit....other than a vast majority of its residents being full of shit; that's a given. even with dwindling populations, greater Cleveland and Detroit metro are still more dense than the giant sprawling cesspool that is Houston

Bradford Ashington
Bradford Ashington

even with those projections, Houston area would only have barely a 1/3 of population density of other major cities like Chicago or LA stop ur whining

Bradford Ashington
Bradford Ashington

dafuq u mean "your" roads? bitch, it ain't just u paying gas taxes.....stupid fucking cunt

ricks724
ricks724

Since I'll be moving back to Houston in a few months (thank God, I hate West Texas) I don't think I should complain about folks moving there. Houston is a wonderful city and when I get back I will never leave again!

Seitu Kayode
Seitu Kayode

Houstonians need to embrace mass transportation systems...and leave their cars at home. yes your cars home!!

Jena Turner
Jena Turner

I'm a Realtor and loving the growth!

Kristopher Luke
Kristopher Luke

I moved here from San Antonio and talk about shell shock...traffic, huge downtown, Of course there's a big difference but it was time for a change...plus I moved here because of my fiancee...but I love the beach and as long as Houston can keep up with the population explosion...so be it...bring it.

Arin Seventwentyone
Arin Seventwentyone

I welcome the diversity...as long as they stay off my roads. I don't welcome the traffic. If they'll all agree to stay outta my way, we're all good. Altho, I hope they're bringing a slew of liberals with them. If so, I *might* agree to let them drive on my roads. Maybe.

Kristina Olmedo
Kristina Olmedo

I am not mad about it, however it has made it significantly harder to find a home to purchase. Houston is awesome. Bring the diversity!

Veronica Carr
Veronica Carr

Houston is the most diverse city in the nation and I think that is precisely what gives rise to so many of the other great qualities and attractions that we enjoy here. I think we should embrace new residents and encourage to get involved with the community to make our city even better.

J R Garza Rdz
J R Garza Rdz

I think People should move to HOuston, and Why NOT!?

BryanTejas
BryanTejas

As a former Bobcat i'd move back to San Marcos in a heartbeat!

Jerry West
Jerry West

Yes, I am moving to Houston from Austin when I retire.

Jose Obregon
Jose Obregon

Native Houstonian here and I welcome EVERYONE moving here! I love that Houston is such diverse multicultural city

Tim McRae
Tim McRae

Not me, with "people" like Cruz representing you it was time for me to GTFO!

Lasaro 'Laz' Flores
Lasaro 'Laz' Flores

Hey hey, Molly Flores i grew up here and just moved back from Austin..... can I get H-Town welcome back. :)

Kara Brooke
Kara Brooke

I moved here three years ago and like to think that because I instantly went to work and have only continued to do so (and because I've volunteered throughout the community, opening doors for others through art), I've helped make Houston a better place. If anyone should "go away," how about you consider pushing out bottom feeders living off of the government and refusing to work?

Molly Flores
Molly Flores

We don't need anymore people, stay where ever the hell y'all from .

Houston Haynes
Houston Haynes

Make sure not to bring your country's or city's broken policies. There's a reason why so many people are moving to Houston and Texas; don't screw it up!

Michael Lockey
Michael Lockey

Houston is just simply overcrowded! My job has me driving Houston all day and its just a damn nightmare. Every freeway is a slow crawl as it is and with the Exxon Mobil Campus bringing in 10,000 more people here by 2015, its going to be even more miserable on the roads.... not to mention overcrowding in schools and more housing developments which mean higher housing costs and taxes.. hurray!

Mayor Black
Mayor Black

good news! if you ain't growing you're dying.

ricks724
ricks724

@BryanTejas That's a nice town, dude. Don't blame you, well not too much anyway. LOL. Hope you can do it someday. It's so much better living where you want to.

aliberaltexan
aliberaltexan

Having lived in the San Francisco Bay area and traveling to New York City for business, those cities' highways are a slow crawl.  Houston isn't alone with this problem.

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