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Old 11-02-2018, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Wow, the growth rate of Florida never ceases to amaze me. I can't imagine living there, but good on them.

And wow, eight of the ten fastest growing states are in the western half of the country - that's cool too. And five of the next tier are southern states. Also interesting.

Cool information - thanks for sharing it!
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Old 11-02-2018, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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Sorry Illinois, it's nice to be in the top 5 again
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:03 AM
 
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Wow, the growth rate of Florida never ceases to amaze me. I can't imagine living there, but good on them.

And wow, eight of the ten fastest growing states are in the western half of the country - that's cool too. And five of the next tier are southern states. Also interesting.

Cool information - thanks for sharing it!
A lot of that likely comes down to one word: retirees.
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:50 AM
 
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Wow, the growth rate of Florida never ceases to amaze me. I can't imagine living there, but good on them.

And wow, eight of the ten fastest growing states are in the western half of the country - that's cool too. And five of the next tier are southern states. Also interesting.

Cool information - thanks for sharing it!
I think that's way too many people for Florida. I've read that's where criminals go to blend in...too many people in a small area, for them to be looking there. Also, I can't imagine the allure, with sinkholes and hurricanes. Oh well, to each their own.
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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I think that's way too many people for Florida. I've read that's where criminals go to blend in...too many people in a small area, for them to be looking there. Also, I can't imagine the allure, with sinkholes and hurricanes. Oh well, to each their own.
That’s a really odd statement. It sounds like something someone wrote to scare old people.

Source?
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Everybody is leaving Illinois. Hilarious.
Higher percents of loss in West Virginia and Wyoming. Also hilarious? Just not sure I understand why it’s funny.
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:14 AM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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Whoa, thanks for sharing! Great updated info.

Some standouts--

*States that do not have cities with booming economies are losing people-with the exception of Illinois and Chicago. However, folks are leaving Illinois in droves due to the outrageous high taxes, and potential bankruptcy disaster the state is facing.

*California's growth has slowed a lot. Due to high cost of living, many natural disasters, taxes and government policies.

*Western states lead the population boom, with Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Washington leading the pack. People love the wide open spaces the west offers and lower costs of living.

*Florida, Texas, Georgia and North and South Carolina continue to lead growth in the south. Job making machine cities like Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte, Austin, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa are drivers.

*The northeastern states of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and Vermont show super sluggish growth. High taxes, high cost of living and cold winters are factors.
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:18 AM
 
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People moving to the West are generally not moving to the "wide open spaces." Often they're moving to the urban cores, particularly in my area. More generally in the West, sprawl tends to be of the relatively dense kind.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Naples Island
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Seems like Hawaii has been in the red for at least a couple years. Trouble in paradise? Island fever? Or just a blip in the radar for a revolving door state?
Washington is more a of a "revolving-door state" than Hawaii, which has a much greater share of native-born residents than Washington.
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Old 11-02-2018, 11:20 AM
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Location: Boston
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*States that do not have cities with booming economies are losing people-with the exception of Illinois and Chicago. However, folks are leaving Illinois in droves due to the outrageous high taxes, and potential bankruptcy disaster the state is facing.
None of the New England states lost population, despite the fact that Boston is the only really booming city. (Connecticut sure was close, though).
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