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Old Posted Jun 24, 2010, 2:28 AM
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San Antonio-Fastest growing city in the state

Kinda surprised no one has posted this but SA is the fastest growing city in the state.

Nationwide SA rank 3rd.

1.) NYC
2.) LA
3.) SA

Texas-

1.) SA
2.) Fort Worth
3.) Dallas
4.) Houston
5.) Austin

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/dat...nsus_Data.html
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2010, 2:36 AM
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Kinda surprised no one has posted this but SA is the fastest growing city in the state.

Nationwide SA rank 3rd.

1.) NYC
2.) LA
3.) SA

Texas-

1.) SA
2.) Fort Worth
3.) Dallas
4.) Houston
5.) Austin

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/dat...nsus_Data.html
It's an interesting statistic to be sure. San Antonio's labor economy is one of the more robust in the country so I can see why so many people are moving here. One would think that the steady increase in population of the metropolitan area of San Antonio would equate to more major professional sports leagues moving into town finally.
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2010, 4:29 AM
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Not really that surprising. San Antonio doesn't really have the suburban communities that other cities have.

Schertz and New Braunfels are establishing themselves, but most others are pretty small right now. So most of the growth is within or swallowed up by the city.

I think metropolitan statistics are a more accurate picture of the growth areas are experiencing. This is more representative of the television market which is a major influence on league expansions.

San Antonio is around 30th which also happens to be about the number of teams that the leagues are keeping. The one which has room to expand is MLS.
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2010, 5:02 AM
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not so....alamo heights, olmos park, terrell hills, castle hills, leon vally ect.
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2010, 5:02 AM
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Not to nitpick, but SA added more in gross population than any other TX city, which is different than saying it grew at a faster rate. Rate has to do with percentage growth rather than gross numbers.
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2010, 5:53 AM
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not so....alamo heights, olmos park, terrell hills, castle hills, leon vally ect.
All of those have a population of 10K or less and fall into the "pretty small" category. Schertz and New Braunfels (30K and 45K or so) are small compared to the suburbs of other big cities in Texas.
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Not to nitpick, but SA added more in gross population than any other TX city, which is different than saying it grew at a faster rate. Rate has to do with percentage growth rather than gross numbers.
The term rate was never used. All that was said was that SA grew the fastest.
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2010, 9:02 AM
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Not really that surprising. San Antonio doesn't really have the suburban communities that other cities have.

Schertz and New Braunfels are establishing themselves, but most others are pretty small right now. So most of the growth is within or swallowed up by the city.

I think metropolitan statistics are a more accurate picture of the growth areas are experiencing. This is more representative of the television market which is a major influence on league expansions.

San Antonio is around 30th which also happens to be about the number of teams that the leagues are keeping. The one which has room to expand is MLS.
SA is 28th.
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2010, 8:17 PM
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The term rate was never used. All that was said was that SA grew the fastest.
You know fastest implies rate of growth.
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2010, 8:33 PM
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You know fastest implies rate of growth.
Actually, to get technical, fastest can be used in both cases.
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Actually, to get technical, fastest can be used in both cases.
How? If a city with 10,000 people grows by 1,000 residents, and a city with a million people grows by 2,000 residents, nobody on earth would say the bigger city is growing faster.
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2010, 10:43 PM
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How? If a city with 10,000 people grows by 1,000 residents, and a city with a million people grows by 2,000 residents, nobody on earth would say the bigger city is growing faster.
Agreed!

However, that doesn't diminish San Antonio's growth.
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Old Posted Jun 25, 2010, 1:50 AM
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I am not surprised, San Antonio's time has come and is here to stay for a long time. Bravo! Just as the mayor himself said, "This is the decade of downtown for San Antonio"
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The only Texas city with really big suburbs is Dallas/Ft Worth. Houston to much lesser degree.
Bexar County has nearly 1.7 million and the fastest growing county in Texas between 2000-2007 in raw numbers I believe. San Antonio being one of the fastest growing cities should be a indication of i'ts metro growth as well. It is also one of the fastest growing U.S. metros. I'd rather see more growth in the city proper rather than out in the metro area 50 miles out in some small city that has no real urbanity. Remember sprawl, definitely exburbia sprawl is not so welcomed.
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The only Texas city with really big suburbs is Dallas/Ft Worth. Houston to much lesser degree.
Bexar County has nearly 1.7 million and the fastest growing county in Texas between 2000-2007 in raw numbers I believe. San Antonio being one of the fastest growing cities should be a indication of i'ts metro growth as well. It is also one of the fastest growing U.S. metros. I'd rather see more growth in the city proper rather than out in the metro area 50 miles out in some small city that has no real urbanity. Remember sprawl, definitely exburbia sprawl is not so welcomed.
No, Bexar County was actually fourth. Harris, Tarrant, and Collin Counties take the first three spots (in order).
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Old Posted Jun 29, 2010, 8:57 PM
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You are probably correct. I'm not 100% certain what stats I'm referring to. Something I posted awhile back. Need to look for it, i'm probably mistaken.
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What is meant by "region."
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What is meant by "region."
Region is surrounding areas
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Does this include Austin, Laredo, etc???
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What is meant by "region."

The "Austin-San Antonio Corridor" (i.e., the Austin and San Antonio Metro. Areas) is to what I believe he was referring. This "region" has roughly 3.8 million people.
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