Friday, February 25, 2011

Fort Worth's Population Growth . . .

There has been a lot of talk lately about Fort Worth's population growth, and the normal Dallas and Fort Worth comparisons. In the latest reports we grew a bunch and they didn't.

This Wednesday, columnist for the Star Telegram, Mitchell Schnurman, wrote a well reasoned piece on the subject. As much as I like to tweek Dallas and talk about the business that has moved eastward, the facts are that the Dallas area is not in any danger of losing its role as the big city of North Texas.

I'm not talking about quality of life or way of life, or future potential. Fort Worth annexed land in its far north border near Alliance airport and can grow within city borders for many years to come. Dallas is bound by well-established and big suburban cities like Plano, Carrollton, Coppell, and Garland.

But when you look the the numbers that Schnurman skillfully details, we ain't catchin' 'em anytime soon.

Good piece, worth reading.

Mitchell Schnurman Fort Worth Star telegram piece.



John said...

The good news is that we *don't* want to be Dallas. They are about as dysfunctional as cities get.

Francis Shivone said...

You got that right.