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Old 08-05-2013, 10:44 AM
 
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Could be lots of reasons, but my guess is states where the residents are most like to have easiest access to a computer, either at home, or at their work place they are easily able to get on a computer and surf the internet.

Florida has a high percentage of retirees, so these people are more likely to be at home most of the day with time on their hands.

North Carolina has a lot of residents with jobs related to computers, so no surprise they would have a lot of c-d posts.

Same with Texas. I'd venture to guess that for cities, Austin is one of the leading post cities, posting more than much larger metro areas.

I bet states that have high percentage of their residents working in manufacturing factories where the workers are not allowed to get on the internet, have a low amount of posts on city-data.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:13 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Moderators please move the Thread if you think this is the wrong Forum. I thought this would be an interesting comparison of data; with surprises:

Top Ten States In Population: 2008
(1) California: 36.8 Million
(2) Texas: 24.3 Million
(3) New York: 19.5 Million
(4) Florida: 18.3 Million
(5) Illinois: 12.9 Million
(6) Pennsylvania: 12.5 Million
(7) Ohio: 11.5 Million
(8) Michigan: 10.0 Million
(9) Georgia: 9.7 Million
(10) North Carolina: 9.2 Million

Top Ten States For C-D Posts: Today...LOL.
(1) Texas: 623,000 posts
(2) North Carolina: 608,000 posts
(3) Florida: 377,000 posts
(4) California: 320,000 posts
(5) New York: 282,000 posts
(6) New Jersey: 204,000 posts
(7) Pennsylvania: 203,000 posts
(8) Georgia: 168,000 posts
(9) Arizona: 167,000 posts
(10) Colorado: 129,000 Posts

ALL NUMBERS ARE ROUNDED.

I find these discrepancies very interesting. All factors being equal; it should follow total population of each state. Arizona is 14th in population and 9th for posts. Colorado is 22nd in Population; 10th in posts. Alaska...with a small population(48th) has: 107,000 posts. And Maine has: 111,000 posts and is 40th in population.

Maine and Alaska could be the weather or isolation/geography/topography. Differences may hinge on the percentage of each states' residents on the net. Jobs are probably a factor as is and/or lifestyles...etc.

Number 10 in population is number 2 in posts...North Carolina. The interesting correlations: Ohio number 7 in population has only: 68,000 posts. Michigan number 8 in population has only: 61,000 posts....probably the economy.

Sorry for rambling. Anyone else see any interesting correlations? Or have any reasons for the discrepancies between population and posts?

Sorry, I probably made some errors also. . Population data is from Wikipedia. Also, I should have divided the number of posts by population; to get a "posting quotient"... for each state....LOL. List of U.S. states and territories by population - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .
Florida is closing in on New York fast, if all goes well I think we will be the 3rd largest state in 2015.
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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Florida is closing in on New York fast, if all goes well I think we will be the 3rd largest state in 2015.
Arizona ranking in the top ten for posts does not surprise me too much as it is almost strictly indoors living in the Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma, Lake Havasu City, and Nogales metro areas much of May through September due to the heat around 100 degrees or more during that time. Northern AZ is not quite so hot, but far fewer people live there.
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Old 07-11-2015, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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Default Illinois?

Illinois post count is 386,000 posts. I know this includes Chicago and its suburbs. I don't know if it includes the Illinois State Forum. There is no overall post count for this. Just remember data is gathered from many sources, and the compiled result is not always accurate. .



Quote:
Originally Posted by PITTSTON2SARASOTA View Post
Moderators please move the Thread if you think this is the wrong Forum. I thought this would be an interesting comparison of data; with surprises:

Top Ten States In Population: 2008
(1) California: 36.8 Million
(2) Texas: 24.3 Million
(3) New York: 19.5 Million
(4) Florida: 18.3 Million
(5) Illinois: 12.9 Million
(6) Pennsylvania: 12.5 Million
(7) Ohio: 11.5 Million
(8) Michigan: 10.0 Million
(9) Georgia: 9.7 Million
(10) North Carolina: 9.2 Million

Top Ten States For C-D Posts: Today...LOL.
(1) Texas: 623,000 posts
(2) North Carolina: 608,000 posts
(3) Florida: 377,000 posts
(4) California: 320,000 posts
(5) New York: 282,000 posts
(6) New Jersey: 204,000 posts
(7) Pennsylvania: 203,000 posts
(8) Georgia: 168,000 posts
(9) Arizona: 167,000 posts
(10) Colorado: 129,000 Posts

ALL NUMBERS ARE ROUNDED.

I find these discrepancies very interesting. All factors being equal; it should follow total population of each state. Arizona is 14th in population and 9th for posts. Colorado is 22nd in Population; 10th in posts. Alaska...with a small population(48th) has: 107,000 posts. And Maine has: 111,000 posts and is 40th in population.

Maine and Alaska could be the weather or isolation/geography/topography. Differences may hinge on the percentage of each states' residents on the net. Jobs are probably a factor as is and/or lifestyles...etc.

Number 10 in population is number 2 in posts...North Carolina. The interesting correlations: Ohio number 7 in population has only: 68,000 posts. Michigan number 8 in population has only: 61,000 posts....probably the economy.

Sorry for rambling. Anyone else see any interesting correlations? Or have any reasons for the discrepancies between population and posts?

Sorry, I probably made some errors also. . Population data is from Wikipedia. Also, I should have divided the number of posts by population; to get a "posting quotient"... for each state....LOL. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._by_population .
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:37 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Florida is closing in on New York fast, if all goes well I think we will be the 3rd largest state in 2015.
Here in 2017 Florida is way past New York.
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Old 10-01-2017, 04:33 PM
 
Location: 352
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Somehow SC is 23rd in population and 11th in posts, and only 10k behind Illinois. Guess we need to get out more lol.

Outside of NY, NJ, PA, and IL, CD seems to be more of a sunbelt thing.
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Old 10-05-2017, 01:42 PM
 
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Arizona ranking in the top ten for posts does not surprise me too much as it is almost strictly indoors living in the Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma, Lake Havasu City, and Nogales metro areas much of May through September due to the heat around 100 degrees or more during that time. Northern AZ is not quite so hot, but far fewer people live there.
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Somehow SC is 23rd in population and 11th in posts, and only 10k behind Illinois. Guess we need to get out more lol.

Outside of NY, NJ, PA, and IL, CD seems to be more of a sunbelt thing.
This is a "relocation" forum. Places that people want to move to will have more action. It has nothing to do with current residents.
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Old Today, 05:35 AM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Very true! Most agree with you on this

The fact is that the large Texas cities, Atlanta and North Carolina are the states that people want to move to and some people are just jealous
I really don't think that California is jealous of Texas and Georgia.
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Old Today, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I really don't think that California is jealous of Texas and Georgia.
I really don't think you can generalize an entire state of people either....
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