If the trend continues, the Second City could be ousted from its third-place throne in as little as 10 years -- not immediate by any means, but soon enough for Houstonians to be able to rib their Northern rivals about it. At least, until Chicago's growth stagnation trend turns around.
But hey: we'll always have the Cubs.
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