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View Poll Results: Which state will emerge as the next to challenge Florida and Texas?
Alabama 0 0%
Georgia 32 64.00%
Louisiana 2 4.00%
South Carolina 9 18.00%
Tennessee 7 14.00%
Voters: 50. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-08-2017, 06:57 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I have Savannah benchmarked to be a major city by 2050. My idea of a major city is a place where it and its surroundings (so a metropolitan area and/or metropolitan region) has over 1 million people. A population in the seven figures.
If Wilmington, NC did likewise, it would be an enormous boon to NC. With the extension of I-40 from Raleigh to Wilmington only being a few decades old, it's still too early to understand its longer term impact. That said, the extension of 40 creates a nice I40/I85 arc from Wilmington to Charlotte while passing through Raleigh, Durham and Greensboro along the way.
Among the other infrastructure projects that could accelerate NC's growth are: 1) I-74 that links Charlotte to Wilmington via a southerly route, 2) the HSR project that connects Charlotte>Raleigh>NE corridor, 3) Planned I-87 that connects Raleigh to Hampton Roads (and more ports).
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Old 04-08-2017, 07:26 AM
 
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north carolina and virginia should be on your poll.
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Old 04-08-2017, 07:27 AM
 
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AZ. We've already passed TX.
The east coast bias is alive and well on this poll!
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Old 04-08-2017, 09:13 AM
 
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AZ. We've already passed TX.
I love AZ but It definitely hasn't passed TX.
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Old 04-08-2017, 09:17 AM
 
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I love AZ but It definitely hasn't passed TX.
Not to mention the water issue. How much more can the current supply sustain?
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Old 04-08-2017, 11:19 AM
 
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I think to really match or challenge Texas and Florida, the state in question has to grow more than just at a faster rate. With the exception of California, no other state comes close to Texas or Florida in sheer size, so I'm not expecting the state to match total growth, but something at least more impressive than (random made up numbers out of my head), say, 8% growth over Florida's and Texas' 6% growth over a five year period.
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Old 04-08-2017, 12:20 PM
 
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People also aren't mentioning that a large reason Texas and Florida boom in terms of population numbers is because they get a lot of third world immigrants who have high birth rates. That's a huge problem for North Carolina especially. They're actually a fairly old state comparitively speaking and don't have high birth rates(a reason why NC hasn't really overtaken GA completely in terms of population growth). GA has higher natural increase than NC, though NC has higher net domestic in-migration than GA.

Don't see any state ever getting up to Texas, Florida, and California's current numerical growth. It would be more these cities dropping their own rates to match the rates of these states then the other way around.
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