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If Demography Is Destiny, Good News for Texas, D.C.

jmonaco Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 10:56 AM
Good short term economic news for Texas. Companies benefit from labor surplus holding wages down - with profits even or up. Unfortunately, Texas is still in a serious drought. For example, Austin will soon suffer the problem Southern California has: physically, where will the water come from to support the population boom? With the lack of rainfall to recharge the Colorado River, it is "drying up". Tapping into the Edwards Aquifer will likely cause problems for cities along the San Antonio - Austin corridor since the lack of rainfall also fails to recharge the aquifer. Folks moving to the Southwest need to be psychologically prepared to deal with rising water prices and possible drinking/bathing water "rationing" in the near future.
Carl265 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 9:14 PM
Loss of the aquifer is not just a Texas problem.
I was born and raised there for 65 years. I left for the reason of more liberals moving in and to get back to the small town atmosphere that I knew in my childhood.
Even in rural Mississippi we are headed for a water disaster not related to population growth because in fact my county is losing population. Put this in your list of things you learned from an old guy. "Water will be more precious than gold in 25 years or less"
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This gives demographers a chance to see where the nation is growing and where it is not, and to get an idea of the destination of immigrants and of the flow of people into one set of states and out of another.

Nationally, the Census Bureau estimates that the United States has grown from 308 million people when the Census was conducted in April 2010 to almost 313 million in July 2012,...