The final demographic coup for the Sunbelt lies in its attraction for families.
Since 2007 five of the seven fastest growing jobs markets among the twenty largest cities were in Sunbelt states.
It may come as a surprise to some, but the Sunbelt is also pulling ahead in high tech jobs.
If trends continue, the Sunbelt will keep growing as the coasts decline.
Indeed, of the ten fastest growing big metros areas in America in 2012, nine were in the Sunbelt.
The clear economic capital of the Sunbelt is now Houston, with some stiff competition from Dallas-Ft.
The Sunbelt, with its job growth, strong middle class wages and lows housing costs, is a good bet for the future.
While traditional big cities are struggling, the Sunbelt cities like Houston and Phoenix are booming.
The biggest net gains in people with BAs and higher are primarily in the Sunbelt, led by Phoenix, Houston, Dallas-Ft.
He was old and leathery, the way that natives to the Sunbelt could be.