My first thought was “way, way out.” The next thought was, “way, way out.” I had no idea where the Texas state line was, but my brother said it was about a 20-minute drive from the city. He was right.
The next place I looked was about a 4-hour drive from Austin. It’s on the west side of the state, in the town of Dallas.
Actually, I was wrong. The whole state line is about a 10-hour drive from Dallas.
It was also a 10-hour drive from Austin. The next place I looked was about a 4-hour drive from Dallas. Like everyone else who’s been there, I was amazed that the place can be so huge and yet so small.
Dallas is the third largest city in the U.S. and easily the biggest. It has a population of over one million, which is a lot of people. It has about a million more people than Austin. There’s about a million more people in Austin than there are people in Dallas. So that makes Dallas bigger.
The people of Dallas have a lot of similarities to the people of Austin. Both cities are growing at a rapid rate and both are experiencing a cultural wave. The two cities are both located in a Texas area, which is why people are moving to and from the two cities. But they also both have different neighborhoods. The people of Dallas have many different ethnic groups living in the area. The people of Austin have much more of a mix of races.
And it makes sense because Texas is the state with the largest concentration of Hispanics. And the people of Dallas are more diverse while those of Austin are more homogeneous. The people of Dallas have more money and more influence than those of Austin. And that’s probably what explains why Dallas is growing at a fast rate while Austin is struggling to keep up.
I could go on with this and on about the diversity of the people of Austin, but that’s not really necessary. As it turns out, the population growth is also due in part to the influx of thousands of African-American families from Texas. As the African-American population continues to grow, so does the Hispanic population and vice-versa. This creates a paradox as the people of Dallas are growing at a different rate than those of Austin.
To get a good idea of how much is growing in Dallas and how fast, you can compare the growth of the African-American population to that of the Hispanic population. The Hispanic population in Dallas grew from 1.6 million in 2005 to 2.5 million in 2015. Meanwhile the African-American population grew from 5.1 million to 6.9 million.
This is obviously not a fair comparison. African-Americans are a much larger population in Texas. But, it doesn’t change the fact that Hispanic population growth in Texas is much faster than that of African-Americans.