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Population of Texas cities that are greater than 100,000 people in size from the 2004 Census estimates.

City . . . . .Natl. Rank . . .2004 Est. . . . Change from 2003 . Change from 2000 Census

Houston . . . . . . 4 . . . 2,012,626 . . .2,957 . 0.15% . . 58,995 . 2.93%

San Antonio . . . 8 . . . 1,236,246 . . 22,095 . 1.79% . . 91,603 . 7.41%

Dallas . . . . . . . .9 . . . 1,210,393 . . .5,309 . 0.44% . . 21,813 . 1.80%

Austin . . . . . . . 16 . . . . 681,804 . . .8,386 . 1.23% . . 25,242 . 3.70%

Fort Worth . . . .19 . . . . 603,337 . .17,872 . 2.96% . . 68,643 . 1.14%

El Paso . . . . . . 21 . . . .592,099 . . 10,012 . 1.69% . . 28,437 . 4.80%

Arlington . . . . . 50 . . . .359,467 . . . 4,971 . 1.38% . . 26,498 . 7.37%

Corpus Christi . 64 . . . .281,196 . . . 2,297 . 0.81% . . . 3,742 . 1.33%

Plano . . . . . . . .71 . . . .245,411 . . . 3,346 . 1.36% . . 23,381 . 9.53%

Lubbock . . . . . .89 . . . .207,852 . . . 1,697 . 0.82% . . . 8,288 . 3.99%

Laredo . . . . . . .93 . . . .203,212 . . . 6,565 . 3.23% . . 26,636 .13.11%

Irving . . . . . . . 106 . . . 194,547 . . . .

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Thanks for posting the info. Very interesting that more than one-third (8/23) of Texas cities over 100,000 are in the DFW Metroplex. I wonder which city will be the 4th in TX with 1 million...Austin, FW, or El Paso. I think all 3 will make it in time, giving TX a whopping SIX cities with 1 million+ people! :w00t:

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It did jump out to me too how many cities in the Metroplex were over 100,000. That is an interest question that you brought up about the next city to reach 1 million. I've never thought about it, my first reaction is Austin. But looking closer at the growth rates I think its to close to call right now. You are right though, they will all make it there eventually. :thumbsup:

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I am in no means an expert on Texas, but I was still surprised there were a couple of cities on that list I wasn't even familiar with. I was curious though why aren't some of those cities considered a part of the Dallas metro? That and I guess I also thought that Texarkana would have 100,000 in it's metro when you included the Arkansas side.

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This is the population of Texas metropolitan areas using the 2003 MSA definitions. This is a map from the Texas State Data Center showing the MSA areas.

County . 2004 Est . Change from 2003 . Change from 2000 Census

1. Dallas

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I read something on the internet about Houston passing up Chicago in city population in the near future. With the growth Houston is seeing that seems very possible, i was there in June and it seemed there was 100 new things popping up since my last trip there in January. But does anyone know when Houston is projected to pass up Chicago?

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The U.S. Census Bureau has released numbers showing the estimated daytime population for cities measuring the number of people present in a city during a normal business day. These are the Texas cities over 250,000 in population and the change in the daytime population.

City ~ Pop. Change ~ % Change

Houston ~ +403,313 ~ +20.6%

Austin ~ +127,328 ~ +19.4%

Dallas ~ +227,555 ~ +19.1%

Fort Worth ~ +74,826 ~ +14.0%

San Antonio ~ +67,989 ~ +5.9%

El Paso ~ +7,018 ~ +1.2%

Arlington ~ -41,550 ~ -12.5%

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socde...daytimepop.html

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This is the population of Texas metropolitan areas using the 2003 MSA definitions. This is a map from the Texas State Data Center showing the MSA areas.

County . 2004 Est . Change from 2003 . Change from 2000 Census

3. San Antonio

Atascosa . . . . . . 42,696 . . . . . . 947 . 2.22% . . . . .4,068 . .9.53%

Bandera . . . . . . .19,754 . . . . . . 341 . 1.73% . . . . .2,109 .10.68%

Bexar . . . . . . .1,493,965 . . . .26,841 .1.80% . . .101,034 . .6.76%

Comal . . . . . . . . .91,806 . . . . 4,029. 4.39% . . . .13,785 . 15.02%

Guadalupe . . . . . .99,620 . . . . 2,641 . 2.65% . . . 10,597 . 10.64%

Kendall . . . . . . . .27,214 . . . . . . 857 . 3.15% . . . . 3,471 . 12.75%

Medina . . . . . . . . 42,269 . . . . . .688 . 1.63% . . . . 2,965 . . 7.01%

Wilson . . . . . . . . .36,726 . . . . .1,383 . 3.77% . . . . 4,318 . 11.76%

Total . . . . . . . . 1,854,050 . . . .37,727 . 2.03% . . 142,347 . .7.68%

Eastsider, if you were to include Kerr county, the MSA population total would be 1,899,725.

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Population of Texas cities that are greater than 100,000 people in size from the 2004 Census estimates.

City . . . . .Natl. Rank . . .2004 Est. . . . Change from 2003 . Change from 2000 Census

Houston . . . . . . 4 . . . 2,012,626 . . .2,957 . 0.15% . . 58,995 . 2.93%

San Antonio . . . 8 . . . 1,236,246 . . 22,095 . 1.79% . . 91,603 . 7.41%

Dallas . . . . . . . .9 . . . 1,210,393 . . .5,309 . 0.44% . . 21,813 . 1.80%

Austin . . . . . . . 16 . . . . 681,804 . . .8,386 . 1.23% . . 25,242 . 3.70%

Fort Worth . . . .19 . . . . 603,337 . .17,872 . 2.96% . . 68,643 . 1.14%

El Paso . . . . . . 21 . . . .592,099 . . 10,012 . 1.69% . . 28,437 . 4.80%

Arlington . . . . . 50 . . . .359,467 . . . 4,971 . 1.38% . . 26,498 . 7.37%

Corpus Christi . 64 . . . .281,196 . . . 2,297 . 0.81% . . . 3,742 . 1.33%

Plano . . . . . . . .71 . . . .245,411 . . . 3,346 . 1.36% . . 23,381 . 9.53%

Lubbock . . . . . .89 . . . .207,852 . . . 1,697 . 0.82% . . . 8,288 . 3.99%

Laredo . . . . . . .93 . . . .203,212 . . . 6,565 . 3.23% . . 26,636 .13.11%

Irving . . . . . . . 106 . . . 194,547 . . . .

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Hey, you did a great job with the list! :thumbsup: I'm a bit of a numbers nerd, and I LOVE demographics, pop stats, etc! I just did something similar for South Carolina cities, and man was that a job!! I had it all PURDY on my spreadsheet and my web site...posted it on the forum and it was a jumbled up mess! :wacko: It took me a few hours to figure out how to make it look decent on the forum!

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I enjoy studying population stats as well. I try to look at regional/county stats rather than focusing on municipal boundaries. You have to remember that Metroplex cities annex almost everything, including agricultural lands. If the city of Houston annexed all the residential land it could, it would boast 3+ million. The political geography of the Metroplex and the Valley is extremely different from other Texas urban areas.

Gosh, there are so many factors! I guess you could divide these totals by city area to gather some density data...phew, I'm too tired to do that tonight, though.

I just wonder what the Katrina-influenced figures will look like next year. That should be interesting!

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I just wonder what the Katrina-influenced figures will look like next year. That should be interesting!

I've been thinking about that, too. Maybe we'll have the 7/1/06 CB estimates as early as Dec 06? Well, I won't hold my breath. :D

On the NBC Evening News (Thu night?) they were saying that of the 462,000 pre-Katrina New Orleans residents, 328,000 now live elsewhere. They didn't elaborate, but we know a good % of those folks are now living in TX. You're right...it will be very interesting to see how the numbers come out.

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^That is a pretty small number.

Small number? Compared to Houston sure, compared to Baton Rouge, sure. Compared to Dallas, maybe.

Other than that, that is not a "small" number.

The thing is, I wasn't even trying to brag about those numbers. I'm sadden about what occured and wish it never did.

You on the other hand, seem to have a different agenda.

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