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View Poll Results: In your opinion and with the current growth trends, do you think Florida is now the 3rd most populou
Yes 18 54.55%
No 4 12.12%
Can't say 11 33.33%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-04-2014, 07:16 AM
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I dont think there is much debating it.
Florida will probably overtake NY in population this year, if it hasn't already done so.

FL gains 631 ppl everyday, while NY gains about 230 everyday. All figures considered births, deaths, domestic in-migration, immigration, etc.
More New Yorkers are moving out of the state and fewer immigrants are moving in to replace them.
While FL receives immigrants and also a lot of domestic in-migration, especially the west coast of FL now...Sarasota down through Naples.
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by 8to32characters View Post
You left Flahrida, too.
Was never an official Florida resident. Only was there for my 4 years of college. I will say that I do like Phoenix much more than Orlando. But that doesn't make the "stat" any less wrong.
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by sweat209 View Post
It is people who think well the cost of living is so high and a million dollar home in New York will get you small ghetto home and well out in suburbs of north east will get you $400,00 to $600,000 small home.

People want to cash out on sun belt cities of $50,000 to $200,000 homes and say WOW that move to sun belt cities than get in south Florida and California and have hard time finding jobs and housing price is not $50,000 to $200,000 died long ago.

No wonder they are miserable.And leave south Florida and California after 5 years.
I don't know where you are from but $50,000 dollars is for a car price in SE Florida not a home or even a condo. The reason S.E. Florida is so expensive is due to the land constraints of the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Everglades & Water Conservation Zones that start 25 miles to the west of the the ocean.
You are basically squeezing almost 6 million people into a narrow sliver of land that runs for 75 miles up the Florida east coast from Miami to W. Palm Beach.
Miami Dade county has almost run out of land to build large tracts of single family homes in the suburbs hence the huge boom in high-rise construction since 2000.

This is no different than what has happened to cities & metros constrained by natural barriers like SF or NYC.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:04 AM
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While Florida may overtake New York in the next year or so it's not doing it in a sustainable manner in terms of demographics. Florida continues to have a major brain drain with the more educated residents (Bachelor's degree or higher) exiting the state and being replaced by those with little or no college education. Currently Florida is ranked #38 out of 50 states in numbers of residents age 25 to 34 that have a Bachelor's degree or higher. As the state becomes more and more a Service Economy with a workforce unable to sustain more highly skilled work, how do we suppose it's going to fair economically going forward?
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