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Old 01-22-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County
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Originally Posted by smithy77 View Post
Not all of us are "transients". Most of the people living here were born here
I found this statement intriguing.

I looked up the Census data for Fairfax County (using American FactFinder) and thought I would share:

PLACE OF BIRTH BY CITIZENSHIP STATUS
2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Total: 1,048,554

Native: 746,960
Born in state of residence: 270,796
Born in other state in the United States: 450,163
Born outside the United States: 26,001

Foreign born: 301,594
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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I found this statement intriguing.

I looked up the Census data for Fairfax County (using American FactFinder) and thought I would share:

PLACE OF BIRTH BY CITIZENSHIP STATUS
2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Total: 1,048,554

Native: 746,960
Born in state of residence: 270,796
Born in other state in the United States: 450,163
Born outside the United States: 26,001

Foreign born: 301,594
Wow - only about 25% were born in the Commonwealth of VA. I wonder how many were actually born in NoVA. And I wonder about the 26,001 number. They are "native" but born outside the US. I guess that means they were born on Military Bases outside US. I can't figure it out otherwise. That would make sense around here.
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County
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And I wonder about the 26,001 number. They are "native" but born outside the US. I guess that means they were born on Military Bases outside US. I can't figure it out otherwise. That would make sense around here.
Born outside the United States: 26,001
Puerto Rico: 3,341
U.S. Island Areas: 720
Born abroad of American parent(s): 21,940
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:39 PM
 
Location: At home
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Wow - only about 25% were born in the Commonwealth of VA. I wonder how many were actually born in NoVA. And I wonder about the 26,001 number. They are "native" but born outside the US. I guess that means they were born on Military Bases outside US. I can't figure it out otherwise. That would make sense around here.
Many people in the area who are in their mid-40s or older live in NoVA but were born in Washington, DC. They would fall into the category of not having been born in Virginia but clearly are NoVA natives.
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County
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Many people in the area who are in their mid-40s or older live in NoVA but were born in Washington, DC. They would fall into the category of not having been born in Virginia but clearly are NoVA natives.
I decided to look this up as well. Interesting data over at the Census Bureau website.

Born in state of residence: 270,796
Under 5 years 55,356
5 to 17 years 104,555

18 to 24 years 30,897
25 to 34 years 23,547
35 to 44 years 17,464
45 to 54 years 17,434
55 to 59 years 7,132
60 and 61 years 2,181
62 to 64 years 2,664
65 to 74 years 4,919
75 years and over 4,647

Born in other state in the United States: 450,163
Under 5 years 12,952
5 to 17 years 52,829
18 to 24 years 25,599
25 to 34 years 57,971
35 to 44 years 73,808
45 to 54 years 90,588
55 to 59 years 41,541
60 and 61 years 15,805
62 to 64 years 18,859
65 to 74 years 33,228
75 years and over 26,983
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:25 PM
 
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DC United.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I am now officially rooting for the Giants in the Superbowl.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:58 AM
 
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I am now officially rooting for the Giants in the Superbowl.
Patriots here.

As a Redskins fan, I can't in good conscience root for the Giants.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:17 AM
 
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Cleveland fan here. Let the bashing commence, I have thick skin.
You're not alone. I'm from northeast Ohio, too, so I still root for the Browns and Indians (not a big basketball fan and no local hockey team there). Maybe someday we'll actually get to watch our football team play at this time of year...

My boyfriend is a diehard Steelers fan, though, so as long as they are not playing the Browns, it preserves the peace in the house to cheer along with him, even though it goes against everything I was taught growing up! He's also a Yankees fan, and he grew up here in Northern Virginia. He has been a fan of those teams since he was a kid.
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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You're not alone. I'm from northeast Ohio, too, so I still root for the Browns and Indians (not a big basketball fan and no local hockey team there). Maybe someday we'll actually get to watch our football team play at this time of year...

My boyfriend is a diehard Steelers fan, though, so as long as they are not playing the Browns, it preserves the peace in the house to cheer along with him, even though it goes against everything I was taught growing up! He's also a Yankees fan, and he grew up here in Northern Virginia. He has been a fan of those teams since he was a kid.
I hear you. My wife is a Steelers fan too, but hey she is from western PA, so I "get it". I tell people we have a "mixed marriage".
Your boyfriend is from this area and he roots for the Steelers and Yankees? See, that I don't "get". If someone is from NY and is a Yankees fan I can understand.
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