More than 540,000 people live here, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. As the population increases, so do our concerns about development, traffic, the environment, schools and medical care. You can find out more about all of them here.
The railroad arrived in the 1880s, when the “mosquito beaters” endured summer’s heat and a lack of conveniences. The spaceport emerged in the 1950s and 1960s, and now the space program is turning its focus toward taking astronauts into deep space and developing commercial space taxis.