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View Poll Results: How close to your birthplace do you live?
0-49 miles 47 29.94%
50-99 miles 7 4.46%
100-249 miles 12 7.64%
250-499 miles 13 8.28%
500-749 miles 8 5.10%
750-999 miles 9 5.73%
1,000+ miles 61 38.85%
Voters: 157. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-27-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Downtown Omaha
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I'm maybe a mile from where I was born. Moved around a lot but this is where I'm at now.
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:35 AM
 
Location: The Beach
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Born and raised in beatiful Virginia Beach, Virginia.

I still live here!
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Pontiac, Il to Orlando, Fl

msn maps says....1148.2
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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I live 2.6 miles from the hospital i was born in. Never lived more than 9.4 miles away LOL!
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:55 AM
 
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Isn't it interesting that the results are almost the opposite of a bell curve? Either people hardly moved at all or they are really far away. I'm one in the middle- somewhere between 400 and 500 miles away.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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412 miles for me.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I'm currently about nine miles from the hospital I was born at in Kingston, PA, but I'll soon be roughly 200 miles away in NoVA!
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Texas
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This is interesting. It seems that most people are either still living in the area they were born or they're thousands of miles away from it.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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This is a great poll/thread.

An observation I've made before in other threads, and I will make it here: it seems that many, many more that are born in the northeast USA tend not to stray very far, as a rule. Not everyone, but higher, as a %, relative to other regions in the country. I've always suspected this is because closeness to families is an inhibitor for relocation in most cases. When I lived in New Jersey, there were so many I encountered who said they'd love to leave, but either themselves or a spouse were too close to their family to really follow through on the move. I live in New Mexico now, and almost everyone here is from somewhere else. In New Jersey, most of the people I knew there were born there and were likely going to die there, per their own admission.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:56 AM
 
Location: los angeles
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Born in Fresno & live in LA [about 200 miles].
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