Week 4 Discussion 1
Michigan’s population growth has shown an increased and remarkable growth rate between 2010 and 2016. This population led to increased population in the United States. Despite the huge numbers of people leaving the state, the number of people still remained high of approximately 9,883,640 people in 2010. In 2011, there was also a decrease because of migration which recorded a total number of 9,876,589 people. There was an increase in 2012 whereby Michigan’s population rose to 9,886,879. The number kept increasing at a faster rate giving 9,900,506 in 2013,9,916,306 in 2014,9,922,576 in 2015 and 9,928,846 in 2016. This rapid growth was due to the growth of auto industry in various states. On the other hand, Texas is rated the third position in rapid population growth adding up to the U.S population. In 2010 to 2016, the number of people increased as follows 25253466, 25674681,26059203, 26448193, 26956958, 27469114 and 27862596 respectively. There is a different between the Texas population growth rate and the Michigan whereby from 2016, Michigan’s population records a fall in population growth whereas in Texas the population growth still keep of increasing. It shows that by 20120, Texas would be leading in the population growth. Michigan is a home for many residents whereas othersare migrating to other cities (Smith, Tayman & Swanson, 2006).
Conclusively, there are various impacts which have been created by the rapid population growth in Texas as well as in Michigan. In Texas, there is more stress put on the public infrastructure whereby the state by 2020 will need to construct bigger and bigger school, hospital, roads, administrations and also other sectors for provision of services to cater for all the citizens. There are also increased taxpayers in Texas contributing highly to government funds. This will contribute to the rise of the overall governmental funds which will then be used to build more public infrastructures to cater for the rapid growth of the Texas population. The rapid population growth strains financial conditions in Texas. Michigan’s population adds billions of dollars to the economy because most of the residents are immigrants. They contribute to the value of the financial conditions of the state enabling Michigan to improve the living conditions, public infrastructures and services (Smith, Tayman & Swanson, 2006).
Smith, S. K., Tayman, J., & Swanson, D. A. (2006). State and local population projections: Methodology and analysis. Springer Science & Business Media.
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