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Unread 01-13-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: McCloud, CA "The Boonies"
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Why do they call it the State of Jefferson?
Jefferson - The 51st State - Northern California / Southern Oregon - A State of Mind
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Unread 01-13-2009, 09:26 PM
 
Location: McKinleyville, California
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I post on here regularly and I am from Northern California on the coast. And I mean northern, not central. I live less than 90 miles from Oregon.
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Unread 01-13-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: rain city
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There aren't whole of of people living in California north of a sort of Sonoma/Sacramento line. 38 million people in CA and I would guess that well under a million live in the northern third of the state.

And most of those people would prefer if nobody knew it was there anyway.

Most people need to work for a living. Since the demise of the logging and lumber products industry, northern California fell off the economic map. There just isn't a job market there. And people up there are clannish. They want their northern California to remain an unmentioned blank spot on the map.
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Unread 01-14-2009, 12:09 AM
 
Location: North of the hood, south of the valley
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There aren't whole of of people living in California north of a sort of Sonoma/Sacramento line. 38 million people in CA and I would guess that well under a million live in the northern third of the state.

And most of those people would prefer if nobody knew it was there anyway.

Most people need to work for a living. Since the demise of the logging and lumber products industry, northern California fell off the economic map. There just isn't a job market there. And people up there are clannish. They want their northern California to remain an unmentioned blank spot on the map.
I had to do the math. Adding together the population of the 19 counties that are north of the Bay Area and Sacramento, I came up with a 2008 estimated population of 1,427,000 based on California Department of Finance numbers. However, some people might remove the counties of Nevada, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba because of their proximity to Sacramento and their ongoing development into suburbs of that metropolitan area. If you do that, then the population of what remains is 1,061,000, 1/3 of which would be centered around the cities of Chico, Redding, and Eureka.

As Azoria said, the economy up in that area is never good. When unemployment drops below 10%, that's considered "good times". And right now, times ain't good.
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Unread 01-14-2009, 06:01 AM
 
Location: McCloud, CA "The Boonies"
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There aren't whole of of people living in California north of a sort of Sonoma/Sacramento line. 38 million people in CA and I would guess that well under a million live in the northern third of the state.

And most of those people would prefer if nobody knew it was there anyway.

Most people need to work for a living. Since the demise of the logging and lumber products industry, northern California fell off the economic map. There just isn't a job market there. And people up there are clannish. They want their northern California to remain an unmentioned blank spot on the map.
Excellent post and right on target!
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Unread 01-14-2009, 11:39 AM
 
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I post on here regularly and I am from Northern California on the coast. And I mean northern, not central. I live less than 90 miles from Oregon.
I was researching your town for a possible move there but a friend discouraged me due to all the growers in the area? Is that a fair statement?
It is a pretty enough place but like you said there isn't much in the way of jobs or services.
The proximity to ocean and the climate looks very good.
I can't remember do you guys also grow grapes in the area?
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Unread 01-14-2009, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Moved from CA to OH 6 months ago
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I used to live in Humboldt county (1996-2003) and I will always consider it my "home" in my heart. I adore the area, the environment, the people, the great local vibe, low cost of living (relative for CA anyway) and abundant festivals and farmer's markets. However, as others have said, there is no work aside from college student entry level jobs (work at the bagle shop, ect...). It is beautiful physically and in spirit and I miss it dearly. I would move back in a heartbeat if I could find a decent paying job.
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Unread 01-14-2009, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Moved from CA to OH 6 months ago
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Agreed!
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Excellent post and right on target!
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Unread 01-14-2009, 06:44 PM
 
Location: McKinleyville, California
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I was researching your town for a possible move there but a friend discouraged me due to all the growers in the area? Is that a fair statement?
It is a pretty enough place but like you said there isn't much in the way of jobs or services.
The proximity to ocean and the climate looks very good.
I can't remember do you guys also grow grapes in the area?
Most of the growers and growing are in the southern part of the county where the summers get very hot. McK and Humboldt bay are in the northern part of the county and are coastal. Grapes grow well inland where it is warmer. Apples and cherries do well here, peaches and apricots rarely do. It is a rare summer when we can grow tomatoes, but we can grow artichokes year round and lettuce, peas and greens most of the year. Berries do great here, especially blue berries. Kiwis go crazy, but do not set fruit often.

McKinleyville is about 16,000, Arcata around 18,000 and Eureka proper is at 28,000 not including its suburbs. I am a gardener and am never without jobs, but some one always needs a gardener and if I lose a yard another one usually comes along to fill the void. I currently have 12 yards.
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Unread 01-17-2009, 06:59 PM
 
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LOL...Capt Dan! Maybe that's what we who move there will have to do constantly so we don't realize how little there is to do there !
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