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Texas’ richest city may
come as a surprise

Houston Chronicle, by Dan X. McGraw

Original Article

Posted By:Dreadnought, 11/28/2012 11:26:14 PM

A Texas city can brag about being better than San Francisco, New York City and Boston in at least one area – personal income. But it isn’t Houston, Dallas, San Antonio or Austin that’s near the top of the list from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. It’s Midland. The dusty West Texas town ranks as the second richest metropolitan area in the United States based on per capita personal income, according to a report by the BEA. Midland residents’ personal income per capita was $65,173 in 2011, or roughly $20,000 more than the $41,560 average for U.S. metropolitan areas

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: smcchk, 11/28/2012 11:51:11 PM     (No. 9038677)

Ha! I love the "Atlantic" having to cite this statistic to which they added that Midland is "at the mercy" of their geological resources and the globally determined price of oil. Boo hoo! The intelligentisia of San Francisco and NYC can not stand someone making money and being productive!


Reply 2 - Posted by: smcchk, 11/28/2012 11:53:50 PM     (No. 9038680)

Oops, misspelled "intelligentsia".


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ribicon, 11/28/2012 11:58:17 PM     (No. 9038686)

Import a huge raft of third-world refugees and watch the average income plummet.

FTA: It added that New York, San Francisco, San Jose and Boston have high wages because “productive, innovative and well-educated people work and live there without the benefit of natural resources.”

All true; these liberal holy sites use nary a drop of the awful petroleum products produced in Texas. And they´re productive, innovative, and well-educated, too, which to the precious ones means the opposite is true of those in Midland. Whoops, we´re not supposed to be able to catch their snark!


Reply 4 - Posted by: Islander, 11/29/2012 12:12:52 AM     (No. 9038695)

If you factored in cost of living it would look even better. So would most other Texas cities.


Reply 5 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/29/2012 12:20:44 AM     (No. 9038702)

Doesn´t surprise many of us in Texas. It´s ol, pardner, Texas Tea, and it is not about to run out. ´Course, they make quite a little bit of money catching and selling rattlesnakes, too nor are they about to run out of those.


Reply 6 - Posted by: 4Justice, 11/29/2012 12:49:32 AM     (No. 9038717)

#4, that is so true. The cost of living in the Bay Area and NY is outrageous. I can barely scrape by anymore.


Reply 7 - Posted by: jj1319, 11/29/2012 1:18:32 AM     (No. 9038730)

2nd worse mistake I ever made was moving out of Texas. I thank God for the time I spent there. Learned a lot.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: starkness, 11/29/2012 2:38:27 AM     (No. 9038758)

oh but in order to be productive, yeasty, feisty, progressive, obamalike, you must tolerate creeps without end and their eternal demands for more, more, more. i love washington dc, but in my current circumstances i cannot afford to live there anymore.


Reply 9 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/29/2012 3:04:14 AM     (No. 9038766)

Texas is one of the few remaining bastions of sanity left on the planet. It´s too bad Perry couldn´t get off the ground as a candidate. Of course all we would have heard is Bush´s 3rd term.


Reply 10 - Posted by: Japanorama, 11/29/2012 3:24:02 AM     (No. 9038775)

After crapping in the beds in the Northeast and the West Coast, the Lefties will move to Texas to repeat the process. You Texans ought to consider secession now, before a flood of Yankee illegal aliens from New York ruin your good thing.
Maybe we decided too soon who won the Civil War.


Reply 11 - Posted by: ByteGuru, 11/29/2012 4:30:07 AM     (No. 9038786)

#10 - the yankee leftists have already made a noticeable difference in Dallas and Austin. And the invasion from south of the border is unabated. The brown tribe boasts openly about how their breeding will change Texas from red to blue.


Reply 12 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/29/2012 4:32:30 AM     (No. 9038788)

What? I would have thought the welfare grifters in SF, NY & Boston would have taken the prize.


   

 

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Reply 13 - Posted by: JAN, 11/29/2012 7:26:13 AM     (No. 9038920)

Two words.

Oil

Gas


Reply 14 - Posted by: MattMusson, 11/29/2012 8:51:19 AM     (No. 9039042)

Boom and Bust in the Oil Patch.

Midland was riding high in the 1970´s and crashed in the 1980´s when the price of oil fell to 9 dollars a barrel. A popular bumpersticker said - DEAR GOD: IF YOU LET OIL GO BACK UP TO $18 A BARREL, I PROMISE NOT TO P#SS IT ALL AWAY AGAIN NEXT TIME.

The bumpersticker on my brother´s car:
PLEASE DON´T TELL MY MOTHER I WORK IN THE OIL FIELDS - SHE THINKS I PLAY PIANO AT THE WHOREHOUSE IN TOWN.



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