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Old 10-17-2009, 02:36 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._by_population .

Last edited by PITTSTON2SARASOTA; 10-17-2009 at 03:42 AM..
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Old 10-17-2009, 03:05 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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Florida is about 2% posts to population VS. North Carolina which is 7% posts to population but with half the population of Florida.Everyone is talking about having moved out of Florida on the North Carolina forum. North Carolina is increasingly becoming more popular hence the prodigious amount of posts and a mismatch ranked posts to rank population.

Interesting thread,definitely something different.
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Old 10-17-2009, 03:19 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Originally Posted by noland123 View Post
Florida is about 2% posts to population VS. North Carolina which is 7% posts to population but with half the population of Florida.Everyone is talking about having moved out of Florida on the North Carolina forum. North Carolina is increasingly becoming more popular hence the prodigious amount of posts and a mismatch ranked posts to rank population.

Interesting thread,definitely something different.
Thanx for the numbers.....the amount of houses for sale here is staggering and even more people would put their property on the market if it were not already flooded with housing stock and if prices were not so relatively low. So I agree....people want out of Florida...I think the growth rate here will stagnate for awhile.

Thanx for the compliment...I was looking in the General Forum and noticed some "discrepancies" between population and posts. I thought it was interesting and different too......LOL..... .thanx again. .
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:44 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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If you further disect it, North Carolina has (by far) the most threads. Additonally, Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill: The Triangle has both the most threads and the most posts of any individual City-Data Forum representing a metro.
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:16 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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The 2nd list is the states with the most Pride.
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I infer that a lot of this is a reflection of interest in the state by outsiders...so it stands to reason that a rapidly growing state like NC would be at the top of the list.
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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The most posts doesn't always mean that the most people are moving there. There are some states that have tons of posts where locals are talking about random things.
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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The most posts doesn't always mean that the most people are moving there. There are some states that have tons of posts where locals are talking about random things.
Well Texas is the fastest growing state!
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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The most posts doesn't always mean that the most people are moving there. There are some states that have tons of posts where locals are talking about random things.
Yes, of course. But I know that in the case of the GA and Atlanta forums, a significant % of the OPs are prospective new residents gathering information.
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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The most posts doesn't always mean that the most people are moving there. There are some states that have tons of posts where locals are talking about random things.
Right, it's basically the states with the most hype. Not saying that none of those states are growing, they just might have more to talk about. And also, this is an internet data base and we get a lot of our info from other sites on here, and a mass of it has to do with those states.

And as for the person that said those are the states with the most pride, so true! Haha
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