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Old 05-05-2018, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Well pleased with north Mississippi. Moved here from W.Va. 45 years ago. Born & raised in Boone County W.Va. liked it fines as a young man.
Nice people in my MS town but it is growing too fast for me.
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Old 05-06-2018, 01:09 AM
 
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Well pleased with north Mississippi. Moved here from W.Va. 45 years ago. Born & raised in Boone County W.Va. liked it fines as a young man.
Nice people in my MS town but it is growing too fast for me.
Sounds like around Memphis. When I first moved to Tunica back in 2003 there were only about about 25 to 30,000 people in Southaven. When I left in 2013 the population was over 50,000.
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Old 05-06-2018, 01:12 AM
 
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Meh.... Maybe everyone who wants to will get a chance to move to California. I hope so.

Interestingly, Mississippi is also 50th in homelessness. Mississippi has 81 homeless per 100,000 population.
California has 367.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.e6afbc349036
If you look at the numbers in California, you'll see a population decline. People are leaving cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles because the cost of living is so high. What helps California are tech and the entertainment industry.
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Old 05-08-2018, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Is Alabama several spots ahead of Mississippi and Louisiana in these categories now? That used to be the old saying.
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Old 05-09-2018, 05:24 PM
 
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But California also has the 5th highest economy in the world. Meanwhile MS barely grew last year. https://apnews.com/876ba975aab148b8bc9e5a2166ae4f2a
I live in Southern California (moving to MS next month).

The economy is very strong, and very diverse, and the population factors on both the cause and effect sides of that prosperity, but all that success does exact a toll.

It is outrageously crowded here for one. That creates terrible traffic, outrageous property costs (and a generally exorbitant cost of living), and unbelievable crowds at any type of hotspot. (For all the crowding, however, violent crime is pretty subdued).

This creates several catch-22s: people love it here because of all the things to do and the many exciting career fields, but the sheer mass of competition makes it extraordinarily difficult to enjoy or experience any of those perks.

The weather is also oversold - the coast is pretty nice year-round, but the costs are prohibitive in the extreme. The majority of the population lives 20+ miles inland, where the winters are still great but the summers are punishingly long and hot.
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Old 05-09-2018, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I live in Southern California (moving to MS next month).

The economy is very strong, and very diverse, and the population factors on both the cause and effect sides of that prosperity, but all that success does exact a toll.

It is outrageously crowded here for one. That creates terrible traffic, outrageous property costs (and a generally exorbitant cost of living), and unbelievable crowds at any type of hotspot. (For all the crowding, however, violent crime is pretty subdued).

This creates several catch-22s: people love it here because of all the things to do and the many exciting career fields, but the sheer mass of competition makes it extraordinarily difficult to enjoy or experience any of those perks.

The weather is also oversold - the coast is pretty nice year-round, but the costs are prohibitive in the extreme. The majority of the population lives 20+ miles inland, where the winters are still great but the summers are punishingly long and hot.
California may be running low on water, too.
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Old 05-09-2018, 05:44 PM
 
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California may be running low on water, too.
They have some pretty impressive waterworks carrying in water from the east, but this is definitely a big risk factor.

There are obviously good reasons for it, but it's still surreal to see a thirsty desert like SoCal overflowing with people while the fertile Delta is barely even holding on to the few people it has left.
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Old 05-09-2018, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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They have some pretty impressive waterworks carrying in water from the east, but this is definitely a big risk factor.

There are obviously good reasons for it, but it's still surreal to see a thirsty desert like SoCal overflowing with people while the fertile Delta is barely even holding on to the few people it has left.
The San Joaquin Delta?
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Old 05-10-2018, 03:57 PM
 
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The San Joaquin Delta?
The Mississippi Delta!
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:46 PM
 
Location: USA
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Louisiana is the new Mississippi.
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