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Old 12-10-2012, 06:46 PM
 
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40,114 people moved from CA to NV in 2011.

Meanwhile 36,159 moved from NV to CA in the same time frame.

That's a net gain of about 4,000 people last year. Why would people be moving INTO a state that is supposedly downtrodden and has no jobs?

Capitol Alert: California lost more people to other states than it gained in 2011
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:51 PM
 
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40,114 people moved from CA to NV in 2011.

Meanwhile 36,159 moved from NV to CA in the same time frame.

That's a net gain of about 4,000 people last year. Why would people be moving INTO a state that is supposedly downtrodden and has no jobs?

Capitol Alert: California lost more people to other states than it gained in 2011
I realize there is a net gain for Nevada but I am surprised how many people moved from Nevada to California.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:59 PM
 
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I realize there is a net gain for Nevada but I am surprised how many people moved from Nevada to California.
Californians who recently moved here and said, "How bad can Las Vegas life be, really?"
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:17 PM
 
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Californians who recently moved here and said, "How bad can Las Vegas life be, really?"
I know you're looking to leave town, Scoop, but life here is definitely better than L.A.

Traffic
Taxes
Cost of living
Entertainment choices
Smooth roads with very little graffiti
People seem friendlier too

Besides, if it was so bad, why is there a net gain?
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I realize there is a net gain for Nevada but I am surprised how many people moved from Nevada to California.
Probably that's where they came from in the first place. If they lost their job and their house they'd tend to go home.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Farrr Northwest Las Vegas
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3 words COST OF LIVING. That's why Nevada has a net gain.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:41 PM
 
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I know you're looking to leave town, Scoop, but life here is definitely better than L.A.

Traffic
Taxes
Cost of living
Entertainment choices
Smooth roads with very little graffiti
People seem friendlier too

Besides, if it was so bad, why is there a net gain?
Who said I wanted to move to Los Angeles? The only place in America that I like less than Las Vegas is Southern California.

When we relocate, it will likely be somewhere between Carmel and Vancouver. Haven't really decided yet.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:30 PM
 
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Innumeracy rules the roost.

You can't make any solid conclusions about NV's net population change just by looking at inflow/outflow between NV and CA. There are 49 other states, plus any international movement too.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:53 AM
 
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Innumeracy rules the roost.

You can't make any solid conclusions about NV's net population change just by looking at inflow/outflow between NV and CA. There are 49 other states, plus any international movement too.
Good point. I'll see if I can find more data.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:00 AM
 
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Let's see? The population is aging, and the baby boomers are starting to retire. If you're retiring, money counts, but employment not so much. On that basis, Vegas doesn't look so bad (especially if you coming from SoCal, and want to be within driving range.)

Also, more and more people can work via computer/smartphone/internet, and don't need to drive to and sit in an employer's office. On that basis, Vegas doesn't look so bad either. I work at our office. A guy I work with moved to TX and kept his job. Don't think I haven't given that a thought.
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