Houston's massive growth projections -- Can these boomtowns accommodate their new residents?

Dated: August 17 2023

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Experts predict that Houston — along with several other fast-growing cities — will be one of the most populated places in America by 2100. But can these metros actually handle all that growth?

Based on population trends from the U.S. Census Bureau, Houston will be home to 31,384,122 people by 2100, making it the second most populated metro area in the country. moveBuddha examined a number of factors that impact a city’s ability to accommodate its residents, like school availability, hospital beds, traffic and housing, to determine just how well the Bayou City will handle over 24 million new Houstonians.

Projections show that Houston will need to add over 8.7 million households by 2100 in order to keep the same people-to-household ratio as 2021. That’s not all — the metro would also need to expand by about 3,100 square miles in order to fit all that new housing.

Furthermore, Houston would need over 60,000 additional hospital beds and over 9,000 new schools, all while a total of 19,427,794 drivers cause traffic — that’s more than the entire current population of Texas.

Houston isn’t the only metro that needs to expand in order to accommodate its future residents. moveBuddha predicts that Dallas, Austin, Phoenix, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Washington, Orlando and Miami also have a lot of growing to do as population continues to shift around the U.S. during the remainder of the 21st century.

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Dave Jensen

I started Real Estate Investing in 2006 by accident.  Instead of selling my home, I rented it to a friend and his small family from the neighborhood who needed a place to live. Then my Realtor he....

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