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Old 08-31-2009, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Center City Philadelphia
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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/30/us...a.html?_r=1&hp

August 30, 2009

After Century of Growth, Tide Turns in Florida

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By DAMIEN CAVE

Michael F. McElroy for The New York Times

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The smiling couple barreling ahead on the cover of Liberty magazine in 1926 knew exactly where to go. “Florida or Bust,” said the white paint on the car doors. “Four wheels, no brakes.”

So it has been for a century, as Florida welcomed thousands of newcomers every week, year after year, becoming the nation’s fourth-most-populous state with about 16 million people in 2000.Moderator cut: see comment

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Old 08-31-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Being this is the 4th time an article quoting this study has been reposted I will just cut and paste my last response.

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Well this report says that Florida lost popultation between April 08 and April 09.

Is this drop from the numbers they used in their 2007 report where they overstated population by about 500,000

http://www.bebr.ufl.edu/system/files...es_Table01.pdf (broken link)

Could it be they base their findings on data that is not a great indicator?

"The university's Bureau of Economic and Business Research relies mainly on electric company connections and disconnections, supplemented by building permit data, to estimate population changes."

I think i'll wait for the US Census numbers to come out instead of a report that has been shown to be way off before.
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Old 08-31-2009, 03:53 PM
 
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Yeah I read that last week. Well as a native Floridian (FWB/Destin area) who has lived in metro Atlanta for a decade and a half, I'm moving back due to a job relocation. Hopefully the state congress won't see fit to start up state income tax, something that costs Georgians thousands annually from each paycheck - with nothing to show for it - and keeps going up.
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Old 08-31-2009, 04:47 PM
 
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Yeah, people keep on posting this. 58,000 people left - how many are left here - about 18,000,000 or so? I don't think Florida is in danger of becoming "empty" anytime soon.
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Arctic Tundra, MA
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Yeah, people keep on posting this. 58,000 people left - how many are left here - about 18,000,000 or so? I don't think Florida is in danger of becoming "empty" anytime soon.
Not a chance the state will be empty. Surely a third are replaced by new reidents. Maybe some who left Florida are the ones we don't want here in the first place. I feel better about being here now that I am getting away from Fort Myers, and moving down to Estero. Even the heat feels trivial. Things are a gettin better!

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Old 08-31-2009, 06:06 PM
 
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Buh-Bye...
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