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New Census Data Show People Go Where the Money Is

aferndale Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 3:20 PM
My Texan friends keep inviting us to relocate down there. We are selling our CA house this summer and since we are probably the only registered Republicans still in the Bay Area it's definitely time for us to go and find some like minded conservatives. Also, my hubby LOVES TX BBQ. Thanks for the invite!
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...