Austin now 11th-largest, but where ar...

Austin now 11th-largest, but where are these people coming from?

There are 8 comments on the Business Journal story from May 24, 2013, titled Austin now 11th-largest, but where are these people coming from?. In it, Business Journal reports that:

Austin is the 11th-largest city in the U.S. with a population of about 843,000, but it's the 33rd-largest metro area in the country with about 1.8 million residents.

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Austinite

Austin, TX

#1 May 26, 2013
Yankee carpetbaggers, California raisens, and illegal aliens from south of the border because Austin is a Sanctuary City.

“New & Improved..”

Since: Oct 07

Formerly From Kenya

#2 May 26, 2013
Remember when Beanie Babies were all the rage..?
Austinite

Austin, TX

#3 May 26, 2013
justaguess wrote:
Remember when Beanie Babies were all the rage..?
I remember the pet rock, never had one of them either.

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#4 May 26, 2013
I had a pet rock once but soon tired of cleaning up the pea gravel in the living room carpet.

Damn those things were hard to housebreak.
Austinite

Austin, TX

#5 May 26, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
I had a pet rock once but soon tired of cleaning up the pea gravel in the living room carpet.
Damn those things were hard to housebreak.
I had a dawd like that one time but a cattle prod worked wonders in training it right. Got snake bit couple years later and grilled up right nice, saved the snake for supper the next day.

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#6 May 26, 2013
Austinite wrote:
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I had a dawd like that one time but a cattle prod worked wonders in training it right. Got snake bit couple years later and grilled up right nice, saved the snake for supper the next day.
Well no wonder Austin is growing. Never a dull moment.
Austinite

Austin, TX

#7 May 26, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
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Well no wonder Austin is growing. Never a dull moment.
My family came from Ireland to Austin in 1842 and settled well outside actually but the city caught up to us. It was a 4 hour wagon or 2 hour horse ride into town back in the day. Rather ironic as now with traffic it is usually an hour drive in an automobile.
Family only came into town once a month to shop at the store and watch the weekly hangings. Sometimes they would come in when carpetbaggers were tarred and feathered and thrown into the river off of the pontoon bridge, then the only bridge over the river.

Since: May 13

Pflugerville, TX

#8 May 27, 2013
"Yankee carpetbaggers"~Austinite. Bringing out the Civil War terms. Awesome!

I read a stat it was about 140 new people per day moving in. They're coming from all over because of the growing local economy and jobs.

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