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Old 03-23-2011, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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News article: South Carolina among nation's fastest growing - USATODAY.com
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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Default I would have thought....

I would have thought it had more to do with the boomers retiring to SC.

High taxes and lousey weather = mass exodus by boomers. Just my 2 cents.



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Old 03-24-2011, 01:10 PM
 
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Wow.. some surprises here.. I did not know that Greenville is now the most populated County in the state; its amazing that Dorchester County is now catching up with Florence County; Lexington is gaining on Horry; York is just off the chain in terms of growth.

The Counties that declined.. no surprises.. I am a little concerned that Sumter County seems to be stagnant.. at only 2% growth...
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Greenville, S.C., USA
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Wow.. some surprises here.. I did not know that Greenville is now the most populated County in the state; its amazing that Dorchester County is now catching up with Florence County; Lexington is gaining on Horry; York is just off the chain in terms of growth.

The Counties that declined.. no surprises.. I am a little concerned that Sumter County seems to be stagnant.. at only 2% growth...
Greenville County has been the most populated county in the state for the last three decades. (graph) It will be interesting to see how much the growth rate will change in the next decade as less people are able or willing to migrate while the economy is weaker overall.
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Greenville remains the largest county, growing by 18.9 percent to a population of 451, 225. Richland is next with a population of 384,504 (increase of 19.9 percent), followed by Charleston, 350,209 (increase of 13.0 percent)...
Source: http://www.wltx.com/news/article/129...pulation-Soars

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Old 03-25-2011, 10:17 AM
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Location: Greenville SC
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Lexington County isn't catching up with Horry County. Horry County started the decade with 20,000 fewer people and ended it with 7,000 more. Lexington grew fast - Horry grew faster.
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:35 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Seems like in the years to come South Carolina will continue to follow in Florida's footsteps as a retirement state.
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:52 PM
 
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I doubt it, people are moving south in general period. Census showed the largest amounts of growth was in the south. I don't fault the transplants one bit for leaving for greener pastures and affordable living.
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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It was about a 14 million gain for the south compared to about 8 million for the west.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:28 AM
 
Location: New York City
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I doubt it, people are moving south in general period. Census showed the largest amounts of growth was in the south. I don't fault the transplants one bit for leaving for greener pastures and affordable living.
It is one thing for SC to attract people to relocate from other areas....it is quite another matter for SC to retain those people in the long run. I was attracted....accepted a job transfer from NYC....was laid off 2 years after relocating.....back here in NYC because SC job market is not where it should be yet.

For years it has been a place for those who are retired and I believe that most of the census numbers are retirees.....IF SC begins creating a better paying job market that can keep pace with the amount of people looking at it for relocation...then and only then will those who are still working take a serious look at the state as a possibility. And boy do I wish they would.....I love NYC but there are over 9 million people living in this city, maybe if they realize that NYC is not the only place to live then the demand to live here will go down along with the high cost of living.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:43 AM
 
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It is one thing for SC to attract people to relocate from other areas....it is quite another matter for SC to retain those people in the long run. I was attracted....accepted a job transfer from NYC....was laid off 2 years after relocating.....back here in NYC because SC job market is not where it should be yet.

For years it has been a place for those who are retired and I believe that most of the census numbers are retirees.....IF SC begins creating a better paying job market that can keep pace with the amount of people looking at it for relocation...then and only then will those who are still working take a serious look at the state as a possibility. And boy do I wish they would.....I love NYC but there are over 9 million people living in this city, maybe if they realize that NYC is not the only place to live then the demand to live here will go down along with the high cost of living.
It's much more than just retirees. Overall, people are moving from the older areas (Northeast, Rust Belt, etc.) to the newer areas (South, Sun Belt, Southwest). People are tired of harsh winters, overinflated real estate costs, and high taxes. They see the value in moving to generally cleaner areas where there is healthy growth, lower taxes, and a lower house payment in relation to their yearly income (for a larger house, I might add). For many people, this is a no-brainer. I don't see this trend changing anytime soon.

Obviously, there will be some statistical anomalies such as yourself. There are obviously people who move from the south to the northeast - I was one of them in 2010. But I am eager to move back to the south when I can.
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