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View Poll Results: Will California Ever Lose It's #1 Ranking?
Yes, in about 30-40 years. 39 25.66%
Yes but not in our lifetime. 28 18.42%
No, California will always be #1. 62 40.79%
Other 23 15.13%
Voters: 152. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-04-2012, 08:58 PM
 
Location: MIA/DC
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The gap between Texas and California is 12 million which is about Illinois/Pennsylvania population the 5th/6th largest states in the U.S.

Stay practical here folks
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:58 PM
 
Location: So California
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You could easily go back eh?

Its not that easy for someone who is from Texas to move out to California. It is however relatively easier for someone who is from California to move to Texas.

You must have a family member or close friend you would be staying with the rest of your life.
It don't expect it to be easy, but I know what's its like to live there. I like Texas, but love California.
Now regarding the thread, Texas will grow quicker in fact I can see DFW and Houston reach 10 million in 20 years
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:21 PM
 
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The gap between Texas and California is 12 million which is about Illinois/Pennsylvania population the 5th/6th largest states in the U.S.

Stay practical here folks
Yeah seriously.

California-Texas population gap:
1980 gap: 9,438,711
1990 gap: 12,773,511
2000 gap: 13,019,828
2010 gap: 12,018,395

I'd rather live in Texas than California, but the numbers of Mexicans and Asians going into the state more than makes up for the Blacks and Whites leaving the state.


State - California

California ethnicity change 1990-2010


Texas ethnicity change 1990-2010
State - Texas
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:21 PM
 
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Contrary to right-wing, conservative belief, California had a net gain of 300,000 people. That's the largest increase in the 2010 census sans Texas. And it still has one of the highest per-capita incomes in the country.

California's economy is too immense and too diverse. There will always be those out-of-the box thinkers and dreamers that will be attracted to its pull. It is the undisputed world leader in technology and innovation. Add to that Hollywood, the most productive farming region in the Central Valley, its large tourism-manufacturing-trade-service industries-California ain't goin' nowhere. California constantly spawns new industries (internet, biotech, nanotech, alternative energy, social media etc etc.) while the other 49 states can only sit and watch and hope to attract some of its table scraps by touting its cheaper costs.

It seems that many of you have been baited and lured by the propoganda that California is going down the tubes. You can thank FOX News and your Grandpa for that.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:33 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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First place as a state I nice and all but outside of the SF peninsula it offers nothing for urban city lovers.

Sometimes I feel sorry for the people in LA. They have my pity
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:39 PM
 
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Everyone wants to live in CA, and that is a fact. That is why we are the best state in the whole country.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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First place as a state I nice and all but outside of the SF peninsula it offers nothing for urban city lovers.

Sometimes I feel sorry for the people in LA. They have my pity
This has absolutely nothing to do with anything.

As for your pity, you live vicariously through Manhattan, and its importance. Pity youself, seriously.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:40 PM
 
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First place as a state I nice and all but outside of the SF peninsula it offers nothing for urban city lovers.

Sometimes I feel sorry for the people in LA. They have my pity
Why would you feel sorry for us ? LA is a great city.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Everyone wants to live in CA, and that is a fact. That is why we are the best state in the whole country.

Economically, California is at a low-point in its history, yet it still manages to attract people from all over the country and the world. That's speaks to its desirability.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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You'd think he'd save his pity for the 23% of New Yorkers who live below the poverty line, but he's too busy thinking about us apparently.
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