Thursday, May 8, 2014

Chicago Vs. Houston...!

Baby Sis sent me an interesting chart that I thought I'd share with you! I hope you find it informative!

 A Tale of Two Cities 

 Chicago, IL                                   Houston, TX
 Population 2.7 million                   2.15 million

 Median HH Income
 $38,600                                        $37,000

 % African-American 
38.9%                                             24%

 % Hispanic
29.9%                                             44%

 % Asian 
5.5%                                               6%

 %Non-Hispanic White 
28.7%                                             26%

 Pretty similar until you compare the following: 

Chicago, IL                                    Houston, TX

Concealed Carry gun law 
no                                                   yes 

# of Gun Stores 
0                                                    184 - Dedicated gun stores plus 1500 - legal                                                                    places to buy guns- Walmart, K-mart,                                   sporting goods, etc. 

Homicides, 2012
 1,806                                             207 

Homicides per 100K 
38.4                                                 9.6 

Avg. January high temperature 
(F) 31                                              63 

Democrat Conclusion: Cold weather from global warming causes murder.

I guess it's all in how you look at it. I don't think I'll move to Chicago anytime soon, though.

Coffee in the kitchen this morning. It's suppose to rain today!


Chickenmom said...

Don't blame you Mr. Hermit. I don't think anyone wants to go there. It's raining here now. Today is a good day for jelly donuts - I'll bring a big bag to go with your good coffee.

Sixbears said...

On those nice cool Chicago mornings they get up and say, "Nice day for a murder."

linda m said...

I don't blame you either. I live 90 miles from Chicago and will drive just as far out of my way to avoid driving thru Chicago. Whenever we drive south we drive thru Rockford, IL and Bloomington, IL just to avoid Chicago. However, they do now have a conceal carry law - strictest requirements in the US. IL is one state I refuse to ever live in. Sun is shining right now but supposed to get rain today.

JO said...

I won't be moving there and this town is getting bad enough.

Your getting rain? Thought we might get some yesterday but sadly no.

Pass the pot please.

Mamahen said...

My daughter went to college just across the state line in Indiana , and she spent a lot of time in the windy city and loved it......of course she's blonde me a seat and one of CM's donuts ....I'm on my way :))

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
Jelly donuts sounds good this morning.

I'll be passing on going there myself!

Hey Sixbears...
I'm afraid that's about it!

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Linda M...
Sounds to me like avoidance is a good idea! I am glad that they have a CC law on the books!

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Jo...
You and I are too far south to want to go there!

Raining off and on even as we talk!

Thanks, sweetie, for dropping in today!

Hey Mamahen...
I reckon the young folks would be attracted to the night life. I'll pass just the same!

Many thanks for stopping by today!