[灌水]美国人口继续向南方迁移

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去年美国人口增加最快的十个都市群中,德州占了四个。便宜的生活费用,强劲的经济是其背后的驱动力,这也是其他地方人口外迁的主要原因。

在德州的时候,经常会看到新的Shopping Center开张,让人感觉到的是一种欣欣向荣的景象。恰恰相反,在密西根,不断有商家关门,难免有种萧条的感觉。大家开玩笑说就盼着全球气候变暖,密西根就成了最适合居住的地方:)



Census: Texas is the hot place to live




DALLAS - Four Texas metropolitan areas were among the biggest population gainers as Americans continued their trend of moving to the Sun Belt in 2006 and 2007, according to Census Bureau estimates to be released Thursday.

Dallas-Fort Worth added more than 162,000 residents between July 2006 and July 2007, more than any other metro area. Three other Texas areas — Houston, Austin and San Antonio — also cracked the top 10.

Atlanta saw the second-largest population jump with just over 151,000 new residents. Phoenix was third with more than 132,000, and was followed by Houston, Riverside, Calif., Charlotte, N.C., Chicago, Austin, Las Vegas and San Antonio.

Of the 50 fastest-growing metro areas, 27 were in the South and 20 were in the West. Two were in the Midwest, one — Fayetteville, Ark. — straddles the South and Midwest and none was in the Northeast.

Detroit lost more than three times as many people as any other metro area — its population declined more than 27,300. Other areas losing more than 5,000 people were Pitt*****urgh, Cleveland, Columbus, Ga., Youngstown, Ohio, and Buffalo, N.Y.

Experts credit much of the growth in the South to relatively strong local economies and housing prices that are among the most affordable in the U.S.

"People are running away from unaffordable housing, from the economic slowdown," said Karl Eschbach, a state demographer in Texas. "I would expect Texas to stay at the top of a slowing game."

According to figures compiled by Eschbach, 16 percent of Americans who moved to other states between July 2006 and July 2007 came to Texas, which led the nation for the second straight year in that category.

Home prices continue to be a big factor. A report earlier this month by Global Insight found that housing prices in the Dallas area were undervalued by as much as 30 percent.

Ann Sekesan, a pharmacy technician, moved her family from Pennsylvania to suburban Fort Worth last June after seeing spacious homes in Texas for under $200,000 on a television show.

"After we saw that on TV, my hu*****and and I looked at each other and said, 'Have you ever been to Texas?" Sekesan said. "It's amazing the size of a home you can get down here. It's just incredible."

Among other Census Bureau findings:

• On a percentage basis, the Palm Coast, Fla., area was the fastest-growing in the nation. Population there jumped by 7.2 percent to more than 536,000. The next areas experiencing the biggest surge in growth were St. George, Utah; Raleigh, N.C; Gainesville, Ga.; and Austin.

The New Orleans area, recovering from Hurricane Katrina, grew by 4 percent or nearly 40,000 people, putting it 16th in terms of raw numbers but eighth for percentage growth. During the same survey last year, the population of New Orleans dropped by nearly 290,000 people.

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On The Net:

Census Bureau: http://www.census.gov

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坚决不去南方! --realblue-- 给 -realblue- 发送悄悄话 -realblue- 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 03/27/2008 postreply 06:42:26

说得很实在~~ -绢子- 给 绢子 发送悄悄话 绢子 的博客首页 (132 bytes) () 03/27/2008 postreply 08:07:56

Saw a lot of cars with other state plates. House price is still -pollyli- 给 pollyli 发送悄悄话 pollyli 的博客首页 (37 bytes) () 03/27/2008 postreply 08:25:17

我在南方住过,怕热 -顾剑- 给 顾剑 发送悄悄话 顾剑 的博客首页 (127 bytes) () 03/27/2008 postreply 08:41:32

坚决不去Texas, too hot! -xux- 给 xux 发送悄悄话 xux 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 03/27/2008 postreply 08:53:03

德州的房子便宜,除了地多,还有一个重要原因。。。 -Chuchairen- 给 Chuchairen 发送悄悄话 Chuchairen 的博客首页 (386 bytes) () 03/27/2008 postreply 09:04:01

Americans in TX also protest to lower house values EVERY YEAR! -MYC- 给 MYC 发送悄悄话 (0 bytes) () 03/27/2008 postreply 12:58:03

同意你的分析。我个人觉得德州房子便宜有几个原因 -DeepCreek- 给 DeepCreek 发送悄悄话 DeepCreek 的博客首页 (722 bytes) () 03/27/2008 postreply 19:11:03

DC分析得很详尽。 -Chuchairen- 给 Chuchairen 发送悄悄话 Chuchairen 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 03/27/2008 postreply 20:58:43

是这样。 -金色风铃- 给 金色风铃 发送悄悄话 金色风铃 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 03/28/2008 postreply 11:10:56

喜欢德州,最爱(大)德州人,豪爽敦厚,有燕赵古风。尤其 -饕哥- 给 饕哥 发送悄悄话 饕哥 的博客首页 (145 bytes) () 03/28/2008 postreply 01:16:34

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