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Old 04-15-2015, 05:30 PM
 
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Maybe it's just a south Florida thing.

I have only met a handful of people who were born in Florida.

Everyone that I know and friends of friends and the neighbors that I know are from somewhere else.

I think in Miami you would be more likely to find second generation people who were born here but in Broward everyone seems to have grown up in a different park of the country.
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:31 PM
 
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Florida and Nevada are the most transplant-heavy states. I'm pretty sure fewer than 40 percent of Floridians were more in-state. In South Florida (the part that looks like a penis) the number is likely even higher than that.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:02 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Florida and Nevada are the most transplant-heavy states. I'm pretty sure fewer than 40 percent of Floridians were more in-state. In South Florida (the part that looks like a penis) the number is likely even higher than that.

Oh im sure its much fewer than 40%. I'd guesstimate its probably less than 20%.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:03 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Maybe it's just a south Florida thing.

I have only met a handful of people who were born in Florida.

Everyone that I know and friends of friends and the neighbors that I know are from somewhere else.

I think in Miami you would be more likely to find second generation people who were born here but in Broward everyone seems to have grown up in a different park of the country.
No, not just a South FL thing. In Central FL, I've met very, very few natives. I've met more native Floridians in NC than I do in FL.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:50 PM
 
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We also joke about that in CO.
I didn't know anyone 'born' in FL when I was there.
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Palm Coast FL
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I hear this all the time, so I'm really surprised how many native Floridians I know. Maybe not all from this area, but still from Florida.
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Old 04-16-2015, 01:49 AM
 
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I hear this all the time, so I'm really surprised how many native Floridians I know. Maybe not all from this area, but still from Florida.
Do they all sound like this?
To People Who Want to Move to Florida!
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Old 04-16-2015, 01:42 PM
 
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Even in Jacksonville nearly everyone i meet is from elsewhere originally, especially people around my age (26). There are quite a few people in my office born and raised here though (20+ years on me). It seems to me that Jacksonville is starting to pick up steam and grow, mainly through transplants much like the rest of Florida.
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Old 04-16-2015, 02:38 PM
 
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It really depends on the area. Go to Madison county and 99% of the people have lived there their entire life and some I'm not sure have ever crossed the county line. Same thing with Baker and Putnam and probably half of the counties in the state.
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:12 PM
 
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It really depends on the area. Go to Madison county and 99% of the people have lived there their entire life and some I'm not sure have ever crossed the county line. Same thing with Baker and Putnam and probably half of the counties in the state.
That is probably the most valid point made here. In the coastal hot spots and in the 4 big cities are tons of transplants (like myself), but there is muchhhh more to florida than what is shown in the media and on travel brochures.
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