Skip to comments.New Census Data Show People Go Where the Money Is
Posted on 03/25/2013 8:06:53 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
What parts of America have been growing during these years of sluggish economic growth?
Answers come from comparing the Census Bureau's just-released estimates of metropolitan area populations in July 2012 with the results of the Census conducted in 2010.
The focus here is on the 51 metro areas with populations of more than 1 million where 55 percent of Americans live, most of them of course not in central cities but in suburbs and exurbs.
Two growth champs stick out -- Austin and Raleigh. A half-century ago, neither of them amounted to much.
The counties now in metro Austin had 300,000 people in 1960. Those in metro Raleigh had 260,000. Now metro Austin is 1,834,000, and metro Raleigh is 1,188,000.
Austin's population grew by 6.9 percent and Raleigh's by 5.1 in 2010-12. That's huge growth in just two years.
Both are high-tech centers with major universities. They had the biggest rate of domestic in-migration of any million-plus metro areas in 2010-2012.
They both have reputations as cool cities. More important, they both have creative and vibrant private sector economies, fostered by relatively low tax rates and sensible regulation.
Raleigh's taxes and cost of living compare favorably with those in most states in the Northeast. Austin is attracting a lot of people from California, where the top income tax rate is now 13.3 percent. Texas's income tax rate is zero.
Next on the growth list are Texas's three other million-plus metros, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, which grew by 4.3 percent in 2010-12.
Their populations increased by 622,000 people. That's 12 percent of the entire nation's population gain during that period.
It's more than metro New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Hartford and Providence combined. Texas is making a huge contribution to the nation's demographic and economic growth.....
(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...
I live in a bank.
Hopefully not a Cyprus one.
Once all the out-of-staters come in and start voting, they'll turn these cities into the same high-tax, oppressively-regulated Hellholes that they came from. People never learn.
That would make me a Cretin.
I had to move to the depths of hell (Miami) to get full time work. I heard many Freepers say “you go where the work is” and I took it to heart.
However, I would love my homestate of Georgia to have work like it used to. Too bad too many companies have taken manufacturing to China and South America.
Whatever you do, I bet I could find you a good job here.
Yep. Look what they did to Colorado.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.