Houston, The Sprawl

Houston is big. Now, I know that’s a rather obvious statement, but really, it is.

For instance, did you know:

  • Houston, from east to west, is almost half the distance between here and San Antonio
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is larger than Manhattan Island
  • As of 2004, the Houston Metropolitan Area has more inhabitants than 30 other states.
  • Houston’s 5.18 million residents are more than the population of North and South Dakota, Alaska, Delaware, Vermont, Wyoming and the District of
    Columbia combined.
  • Oh yeah, and Houston is also more populus than Norway, Singapore, New Zealand or Ireland.

Like many people in this town do, I drove all over Houston yesterday. Rush-hour flashing traffic lights, clogged freeways, perpetual construction… they only serve to make the 80 mile wide expanse even bigger. But where else would you rather call home?

4 Comments so far

  1. katya (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 10:44 am

    Hey – cool Houston factoids. I personally wouldn’t mind calling some tropical island paradise (with wifi of course) home, but Houston is working for me now :)

  2. adrian (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 11:29 am

    Oh, excellent point Katya. Mmmm… tropical island.

  3. sarah (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 5:14 pm

    Some of those facts just, like, totally blew my mind, Adrian. Seriously. I knew it was big, but I had no idea…

  4. a~lotus (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 10:27 pm

    cool interesting factoids…i like the last factoid, plus the manhattan one. :)

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