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Faulkner County growing fast

Posted: March 16, 2013 - 6:13pm

Faulkner County is in the top 100 fastest growing counties in the nation, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The county ranks 72nd in the nation in growth and second in Arkansas. Only Benton County ranks ahead of Faulkner, five spots up in the national rankings.

Faulkner County grew from 113,237 in April 2010 to 118,704 in July 2012. The county saw an increase of 4.8 percent during that time.

The only other county in Arkansas that was listed in the top 100 was Saline County, which came in at 95.

As of the 2012 numbers, Faulkner County is the fifth most populated county in Arkansas, behind Pulaski, Washington, Benton and Sebastian. All five counties have grown in the past two years.

Nine of the top growing counties in the nation had fewer than 35,000 people. Only two counties in the top 100 had more than a million residents,

Travis County in Texas, home of state capitol Austin, and Orange County, Fla., where Orlando is located.

The top growing county in the nation is Williams County, N.D., which grew nearly 20 percent in the past two years. It sits a few miles away from the Canadian border.

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lachowsj
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lachowsj 03/17/13 - 06:28 am
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The top growing county

"The top growing county in the nation is Williams County, N.D., which grew nearly 20 percent in the past two years. It sits a few miles away from the Canadian border."

All of the growth there is from fracking. It is a horrible place where the natives have been pushed aside and their lives ruined by the chase for the almighty dollar.

i_wonder
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i_wonder 03/18/13 - 07:43 am
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The brutal winters and scorching summers in N.D. didn't exist until fracking.

SMH.

richweav
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richweav 03/17/13 - 10:23 am
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Loons on the left.

"All of the growth there is from fracking. It is a horrible place where the natives have been pushed aside and their lives ruined by the chase for the almighty dollar."

Growth is a naturally occurring benefit of economic activity. Economic activity brings jobs, which creates spending within the community. The allows business to expand and grow and earn money. That money is in turned taxed and used to build schools and highways and a large portion of it is sent to the federal bureaucracy where is is doled out to the natives who are sitting on their arses. Many of whom will use it to buy whiskey so they can wander around the reservation at noon dodging cars from repo men who are looking for their mobile home so it can be repossessed.
Do yourself a favor and stop thinking like an idiot...or at least putting it in writing.

mikeng1994
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mikeng1994 03/17/13 - 10:38 am
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Give up Richweav, the tree

Give up Richweav, the tree hugger will never accept economic growth and prosperity at the sake of the world even they themselves are using said resources.

You just had well be talking to the proverbial brick wall.

crypted quill
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crypted quill 03/17/13 - 11:10 am
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My momma always said, "Life

My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

Even a dumb animal won't poop in its bed unless caged.

Wait!

N.D.?!?!?!?!

"North Dakota on Friday moved closer to adopting what would be the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, with lawmakers sending the Republican governor measures that could set the state up for a costly legal battle over the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized the procedure.

The North Dakota Senate overwhelmingly approved two anti-abortion bills Friday, one banning abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy and another prohibiting women from having the procedure because a fetus has a genetic defect, such as Down syndrome. North Dakota would be the first state in the U.S. to adopt such laws."

FRACKING, FETUS, GENETIC DEFECTS...oh my!

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reader 03/17/13 - 07:25 pm
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A racist diatribe

is not helpful to the debate. It is however a great insult to Native Americans whose land was taken by the more advanced Europeans who IMMIGRATED here. Yes the IMMIGRANTS, our ancestors, did this, as well as religion which found the Natives to be inferior, unclothed and without a belief in the IMMIGRANTS God.

" large portion of it is sent to the federal bureaucracy where is (sic)is doled out to the natives who are sitting on their arses. Many of whom will use it to buy whiskey so they can wander around the reservation at noon dodging cars from repo men who are looking for their mobile home so it can be repossessed."

Although the grammatical weakness of your statement can be decoded, it does show you are hateful to those who did not choose their situations.

Do yourself a favor and stop being a moron! As a person of mixed race which includes Native American Cherokee, your remarks are racist, and your inability to understand it, makes you a moron.

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lachowsj 03/17/13 - 01:53 pm
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Yeah

Yeah, I'm a real tree hugger. Check out this recent National Geographic story and see if you think the trade-off is worth it.
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/03/bakken-shale-oil/dobb-text

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i_wonder 03/18/13 - 07:45 am
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Unless you are heating your home with solar power and driving an electric car, you are using the NG and oil that is being fracked for.

It has to come from somewhere, consumer.

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richweav 03/17/13 - 11:48 am
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We have a winner!

"....grammatical weakness of your statement can be decoded"
wtf?
That sounds exactly like the gibberish of a sophomore English major, but congratulations on playing the race card! You have just lowered yourself to the most common refuge of the intellectually inferior. Grab a six pack and let's take a ride out the the ol' reservation and I'll show you around as one who has been there.
Funny, I never thought of myself being a racist considering my admiration for people like Clarence Thomas, Shaq, Tony Dungy, and a number of other "minorities" including native Americans who have enriched our society. Go ahead and keep trying to play that card. It reveals you for who and what you are.
Oh and Mike, I only do this to annoy the left. They are so pathetic and helpless. It's just fun to stir them up!

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crypted quill 03/17/13 - 12:20 pm
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"I only do this to annoy the

"I only do this to annoy the left. They are so pathetic and helpless. It's just fun to stir them up!"

TROLLING, is such an admiral virtue, alas, 'virtuous' for that which is shoddy and sleazy.

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