Everything Really Is Bigger in Texas

All right, it’s a cliché. But sometimes that “whole other country” can back it up—especially when you’re talking about metro areas. In his presentations about Houston, Stephen Klineberg, director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, often shows slides like this to demonstrate the scale of Houston’s sprawl.

Yep. The City of Houston is larger than the combined square mileage of Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore, and Chicago.