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2014-04-24 16:24:05

POPULATION GROWTH PRIMARY FACTOR IN TEXAS SPRAWL DALLAS, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the nation's largest Earth Day exposition this weekend at the Texas State Fairgrounds, the NumbersUSA Education & Research Foundation is presenting a new report on how the nation and its cities are doing in conserving land resources. The answer is: Not very well, and Texas cities are among the worst. In the last decade, an area larger than the entire state of Maryland --...

2014-03-27 12:23:24

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oil- and gas-rich areas in and near the Great Plains contained many of the fastest-growing areas in the U.S. last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released today. Areas along and near the Gulf Coast were also home to several high-growth communities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140327/DC92329-INFO Of the nation's 10 fastest-growing metropolitan statistical areas in the year ending July 1, 2013, six were...

2011-09-15 20:31:14

In the next 20 years, more than 590,000 square miles of land globally – more than twice the size of Texas – will be gobbled up by cities, a trend that shows no signs of stopping and one that could pose threats on several levels, says a Texas A&M University geographer who is part of a national team studying the problem. Burak Güneralp, a research assistant professor in the Department of Geography at Texas A&M, says urban areas are growing faster than urban...

2009-06-17 10:48:00

Outlying Counties Grew Faster Than Central Counties Between 2000 and 2007 WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Outlying counties in metropolitan statistical areas grew faster than central counties between 2000 and 2007, according to a Census Bureau report released today. These outlying counties saw their population increase 13 percent, compared with an 8 percent increase for the central counties of metro areas. Metro area central and outlying counties both grew faster than the...

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