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Old 09-02-2014, 02:31 PM
 
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California will always be the most populous state, so do these numbers even matter?
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Right, and the US will always trail China so why even keep track of the numbers? 8to32characters, you are a genius.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:14 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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California will always be the most populous state, so do these numbers even matter?
In 2000, California had a 12.6 million lead on Texas. By 2010, the lead had went down to 12.1 million.

Don't say "always" 12 million people really isn't all that much
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Most of Minnesota's out migration is to North Dakota and is driven by blue collar oil field jobs that pay six figures. We are pretty close to break even with every other state.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:12 PM
 
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In 2000, California had a 12.6 million lead on Texas. By 2010, the lead had went down to 12.1 million.

Don't say "always" 12 million people really isn't all that much
Once Texas depletes all of it's natural resources and pollutes it's environment to the point of no return, it'll see a huge decline it's population growth and, perhaps, even an out-migration trend. Texas has nothing going for it aside from the fact that it's a cheap place to live with lots of jobs.

Because of California's weather, scenery, and culture of innovation, it'll always, always be relevant, despite what the naysayers say.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Once Texas depletes all of it's natural resources and pollutes it's environment to the point of no return, it'll see a huge decline it's population growth and, perhaps, even an out-migration trend. Texas has nothing going for it aside from the fact that it's a cheap place to live with lots of jobs.

Because of California's weather, scenery, and culture of innovation, it'll always, always be relevant, despite what the naysayers say.
Huh? The exact same thing can be said for Texas. Have you been?
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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In 2000, California had a 12.6 million lead on Texas. By 2010, the lead had went down to 12.1 million.

Don't say "always" 12 million people really isn't all that much
Okay... so half a million a decade... it should take what, 240 years?
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:45 AM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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Okay... so half a million a decade... it should take what, 240 years?
Growth patterns tend to be exponential. For all we know, that could multiply or decrease. Just saying that 12 million could easily be overcome for a state the size of Texas and California

We can't predict the future.
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Huh? The exact same thing can be said for Texas. Have you been?
He never knows what he is talking about. Texas will not deplete any of its resources for hundreds of years. He just hopes it happens. I wouldn't take anything he says about Texas, Florida, the South in general and Arizona seriously. But no, Texas will likely never catch California. It will probably remain the 2nd most populous state for decades.
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Growth patterns tend to be exponential. For all we know, that could multiply or decrease. Just saying that 12 million could easily be overcome for a state the size of Texas and California

We can't predict the future.
No, we can't, but we can make some reasonable assumptions. Even the fastest-growing states in history have grown between 2-3 million a decade. Assuming best case, we're still talking 40-60 years at best. Worst case, hundreds of years. I don't think people understand how much 12 million is when it comes to people.
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