Talk:Gulf Coast of the United States
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I just changed a link to this article from La Malinche, refering to the Mexican Gulf Coast. Right Gulf, wrong nation. Since this article talks exclusively about the USA Gulf Coast, any objection if I moved this to a title like "US Gulf Coast"? -- Infrogmation 18:47, 17 Nov 2003 (UTC)
- No problem with me. The original article name was 'Gulf Coast of Texas', which wasn't exactly right either. Probably Gulf Coast (United States) is best. Skybunny 20:39, 17 Nov 2003 (UTC)
I corrected the population figure for the Mobile Metropolitan Area. The 400,000 figure was for Mobile County. The Mobile Metropolitan Area also includes Baldwin County, Alabama. Rlm0710 18:47, 17 March 2006 (UTC)
- According to the United States Census Bureau, the Mobile metropolitan area consists of Mobile County only  and has a population of 400,526. —RJN 23:34, 17 March 2006 (UTC)
Interestingly, the Pensacola metro area and the Ft. Meyers metro areas you cite, do not even appear on this list of the 100 largest metropolitan areas. Why do you supposed that is? Perhaps the census bureau changed the configuration of the metro areas. At one time Mobile/Baldwin was a single metro area. A reader of this article would come away thinking that the "Mobile Bay area" is less populated than the "Pensacola area," which locals know isn't true. Perhaps, too, you may want to include the total population of the Gulf Coast as well as to list all the metro areas on the coast, rather than just the "Top 10." Mississippi does have a population on the coast, too. Also, I have never thought of Tallahassee as being a Gulf Coastal community.Rlm0710 14:42, 18 March 2006 (UTC)
- I have tagged this section of the article with the Update template. The populations were substantially changed by the 2005 hurricane season, and a year later are nowhere near their pre-hurricane levels. New Orleans has been reduced by half and Baton Rouge doubled; are there any scientific studies showing where displaced people from New Orleans have settled? I know we have many now in Texas, but I have no clue what the numbers are. Beaumont seems to be experiencing an economic boom even though many people and businesses left forever with Rita. Many Katrina people however stayed. It is fascinating but we need new numbers. Laura1822 22:24, 19 November 2006 (UTC)
Texas is a Southern state
The Southwest and West articles both have Texas striped, while the South article has Texas solid in all three maps. On the Southern talk page, we have discussed this for a long time, and it is agreed that Texas is a Southern state. I, as a Texan, am offended by this article's statement that Texas is not part of the South. If you have any objections, discuss them on the Southern talk page. --Stallions2010 01:41, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
Metropolitan area merging
Should the Mobile and Pensacola metropolitan areas be merged into one, for the purposes of the table provided in this article? As a former resident of the Mobile area, I can tell you that it is generally accepted in both markets that the two are very similiar and identifiable with each other. Both markets share many resources, particularly in regard to the media, as the radio and television stations of both markets can be clearly heard/viewed in both markets and they target both markets.
- I do agree about most of the points that you raise. They both share critical resources, media, and culture. However, we base metropolitan listing on the listings given by the census. Presenting the two metros as one would be factually inaccurate and would be misleading to readers. But, just wait a few census' eventually, they probably will be combined into one. AlaGuy (talk) 06:24, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
Orphan: Gulf South
The article Gulf South appears to be an orphan stub that clearly needs to be merged with this article. The merge proposal has been there for nearly a year with no discussion.
Since I haven't been involved with either of these I hesitate to do it myself but I wanted to propose that somebody go ahead and do this (unless there is some other reason someone knows of not to).