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Old 09-03-2014, 01:55 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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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.
California grew by 6 million people between 1980 and 1990. If a natural disaster hits, or there are extreme political changes, 12 million people could easily move within a decade

Remember, India-Pakistan within ONE YEAR using 1940s technology moved around 10 million people.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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California grew by 6 million people between 1980 and 1990. If a natural disaster hits, or there are extreme political changes, 12 million people could easily move within a decade

Remember, India-Pakistan within ONE YEAR using 1940s technology moved around 10 million people.
Noted.

Also note that those areas of the world are exploding with growth. When was the last time America had a boom like that?

I agree that some kind of disaster would and could move that many people, but in an every day case, not so much.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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California grew by 6 million people between 1980 and 1990. If a natural disaster hits, or there are extreme political changes, 12 million people could easily move within a decade

Remember, India-Pakistan within ONE YEAR using 1940s technology moved around 10 million people.
Okay, so unless an earthquake causes California to fall into the ocean, Yellowstone erupts or an asteroid hits, I think it's a safe bet that 12 million people are not relocating to or from any single state in any single decade in the foreseeable future.

We're not talking about India/Pakistan.

Btw, we're kind of off-topic, anyway. This was about domestic migration, not total population growth. Population growth is made up of domestic migration, natural growth (births vs. deaths) and international migration. Natural growth is typically the largest component of population growth.
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