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The States People Are Fleeing In 2013
Forbes/Yahoo ^ | 02/08/2013 | Jenna Goudreau

Posted on 02/08/2013 11:17:12 PM PST by Cowboy Bob

Long-term shifts in the U.S. economy coupled with the recent recession means Americans are more likely to pack up and move for employment-related reasons. Although the total number of residential moves is down, new data shows a clear pattern of the states that people are fleeing the fastest.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: bluestates; fleeingbluestates; fleeingstates; stateslist
Don't post too often...hope I did it right! Blue states continue to lose population.
1 posted on 02/08/2013 11:17:21 PM PST by Cowboy Bob
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To: Cowboy Bob

Can’t say I blame anybody who wants to flee a blue state. We’re hoping to get out of California ourselves by the summer.


2 posted on 02/08/2013 11:23:46 PM PST by pbmaltzman
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To: Cowboy Bob

Can’t say I blame anybody who wants to flee a blue state. We’re hoping to get out of California ourselves by the summer.


3 posted on 02/08/2013 11:23:55 PM PST by pbmaltzman
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To: pbmaltzman
I'm getting towards absolutely needing to get out of NYC. I can't take living at home anymore, my family drives me nuts. I want to go where the cost for everything is lower.
4 posted on 02/08/2013 11:26:36 PM PST by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: wastedyears

Arizona is nice this time of year.

Besides, we can always use more Iron Maiden fans ;)


5 posted on 02/08/2013 11:30:33 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Cowboy Bob

This is great for discussion...


6 posted on 02/08/2013 11:33:09 PM PST by MarMema
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To: Cowboy Bob

The trouble tough is that many of the fleeing come to red states and then vote to recreate the social environment that destroyed their former communities and chased them from their former hell-hole.


7 posted on 02/08/2013 11:33:09 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Don't post too often...hope I did it right! Blue states continue to lose population.

It was a fine posting and quite interesting...thanks very much for this informative addition to Free Republic. Just to supplement what you've already done, here's the migration map for those wanting a quick overview:


8 posted on 02/08/2013 11:35:09 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Libs are like a plague of locusts. After consuming all green matter in their own states, they leave searching for more.


9 posted on 02/08/2013 11:43:22 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: re_nortex

Crap, I wish they’d stop coming to Oregon, they’ll just vote the same way they did in California and we’ll be up poop creek without a paddle.

There are no jobs here and the current regime is anti business


10 posted on 02/08/2013 11:44:30 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: Sgt_Schultze
Yup....up here im Maine they move here to get out of the “rat race”...but the 1st thing they want build is a track........
11 posted on 02/08/2013 11:49:10 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: Cowboy Bob

If KahLeeFawNeeYuh passes their draconian and tyrannical laws that usurp my inalienable rights, The Constitution demands “Seal not be infringed upon”, I will leave within six months.


12 posted on 02/09/2013 12:07:25 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: pbmaltzman

Grant County Indiana - we have a population of about 70,000, 2 fast growing universities, wonderful people, and the cost of living is low. Our medium priced home is $63,000. Come on over.


13 posted on 02/09/2013 12:17:27 AM PST by raisincane (November 6, 2012 - I'm announcing my retirement at work; becoming a taker.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

One of the nice things about Arizona’s 130 degree summers is that it minimized the inbound traffic. People have to want to be here for a damn good reason to put up with the heat. Having gone from the Adirondacks of NY, one of the coldest spots in America, to the Lake Havasu area - one of the hottest, I speak from experience ;)

Unfortunately the cooler places like Flagstaff and Tucson (relatively cooler that is) attract libs like flies...so we are not completely immune.


14 posted on 02/09/2013 12:45:22 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Well they have to learn the need to “do as the Romans do” and leave behind that type of thinking in their new homes.


15 posted on 02/09/2013 2:22:28 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

For anyone thinking of moving south, be sure to bring lots of jokes about dumb Southerners. We just love to hear new comers tell us all the things we are doing wrong and how great things were up there.


16 posted on 02/09/2013 2:41:43 AM PST by OutsideDawg
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To: CitizenUSA
Libs are like a plague of locusts. After consuming all green matter in their own states, they leave searching for more.

That is an insult to locusts, as they provide protein to many other species and have some redeeming value.

17 posted on 02/09/2013 2:44:44 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: wastedyears
"I'm getting towards absolutely needing to get out of NYC. I can't take living at home anymore, my family drives me nuts. I want to go where the cost for everything is lower."

Yeah, I want to move out of my folks house to move in with my working girlfriend too! It is tough decision to make when you are 39. ;-)

18 posted on 02/09/2013 3:47:25 AM PST by Average Al
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To: pbmaltzman

Can’t say I blame anybody who wants to flee a blue state. We’re hoping to get out of California ourselves by the summer.

I don’t either as long as the leftists aren’t taking their marxist preferences to another state.


19 posted on 02/09/2013 3:48:21 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: pbmaltzman

Get out while you can...soon there will be talk about people fleeing failed states will have to pay a “tax” to leave.

I’m not kidding.


20 posted on 02/09/2013 4:17:05 AM PST by kjo (+)
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To: Norm Lenhart

“Besides, we can always use more Iron Maiden fans ;)”

How about a middle aged Heavy Metaler? n/s


21 posted on 02/09/2013 4:20:34 AM PST by cameraeye (A happy kuffir!)
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To: Biggirl

Uh, oh, South Carolina’s on the high inbound list. Back to getting cut off by cars with New York plates & being asked, “Where do you have to go to get a good egg cream here and point me to the nearest Starbuck’s?”

It was like that in the 1970’s.

But N.C.’s on the list too. That’s a much more liberal state, in fact we call it “Northern Commieland”. The snowbirds will find a much better home there. Try Asheville, Charlotte, or Chapel Hill.

The liberals might avoid Columbia; we’ve still got the Confederate flag in front of the State House.


22 posted on 02/09/2013 4:40:00 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Cowboy Bob

We're number eight!

We're number eight!

:O(


23 posted on 02/09/2013 4:47:22 AM PST by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Ya did just fine.

It is likely economically worse than it appears as population leaving blue states contains a high percentage of (economic) Producers, and is partially offset by population arriving that has a low percentage of Producers.

Thus the economic health of those states is far more seriously eroded than the population shift indicates.

24 posted on 02/09/2013 5:25:19 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

I left the midwest and headed 850 miles southwest over 10 years ago. I will live longer without the 6 month angst of snow and ice. Not to mention the fact that snow shoveling often kills.


25 posted on 02/09/2013 5:38:03 AM PST by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: CitizenUSA
Twenty years ago, there was what seemed to be a continuous line of moving vans from California to Colorado.
Now they have Californicated Colorado.
Sometime within the next twenty years I fully expect Colorado to be one of the states people are fleeing from.
26 posted on 02/09/2013 5:46:09 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: kjo

Look for folks to do what the old Baltimore Colts did, move during the middle of the night just to avoid that tax.............;)


27 posted on 02/09/2013 5:51:43 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Tupelo

Advice: put the libralism into the trash with the rest of the garbage at the curb.


28 posted on 02/09/2013 5:53:24 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Arkansas is not on any list. Just the way we like it.
29 posted on 02/09/2013 6:48:59 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: elcid1970
What I've wondered about is if places like California are constantly moving toward become enlightened liberal utopias why is there not an influx of Liberals from red states where they are oppressed by us backward hicks?

Does overwhelmingly progressive government not attract progressives?
30 posted on 02/09/2013 6:58:06 AM PST by BattleFlag (The right to self defense, one without which none others matter)
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To: re_nortex

I am planning to leave Connecticut. Of course, I was assigned here when I was in Navy. Never really liked it here. High taxes, high home prices, extremely liberal, fewer job opportunities.


31 posted on 02/09/2013 6:59:22 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: BattleFlag

“....why is there not an influx of liberals from red states where they are oppressed by us backward hicks?”

Excellent question. Liberals I’ve met in S.C. tend to be highly condescending toward Southerners, that’s a given. If they were in Boston or S.F., they’d be like more coals to Newcastle. Being the enlightened minority surrounded by bigotry & ignorance is a powerful tonic to the liberal ego.

Pragmatically, they know the cost of living is much less in the Southern red states. The climate is milder than Boston or Buffalo. The quality of life is better than L.A.

Again, liberals in the South find their own coteries where they commune, meet in their favorite watering holes & feed their own prejudices, without putting up with all that awful traffic in NYC & Newark.


32 posted on 02/09/2013 8:05:54 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970
Well it was somewhat of a rhetorical question. I guess one answer would be that in past history you didn't see people trying to get into East Germany, North Korea, Cuba in mass.

And I think it goes without saying that politicians in places like New York and California will never look around themselves, see their states have gone to hell in a hand basket and say, "You know, maybe we should look at doing some things differently".

Of course this would require that they admit they were wrong....not gonna happen.
33 posted on 02/09/2013 8:17:51 AM PST by BattleFlag (The right to self defense, one without which none others matter)
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To: elcid1970

Au contraire elcid1970. Those of us in NC can’t hold a liberal candle to your fair city of Charleston. Really. NC is NO place for a liberal to relocate.

Charleston area was named both “Top U.S. City” and “Top Destination in the World” by Condé Nast Travelers “2012 Readers’ Choice Awards,” the second consecutive year the historic coastal destination has received the No. 1 U.S. City ranking.[6] In 2011, Charleston was named “#1 U.S. City” by Conde Nast Traveler’s “Readers’ Choice Awards” and “#2 Best City in the U.S. and Canada” by Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards”. Also in 2011, Bon Appetit magazine named Husk, located on Queen Street in Charleston, “Best New Restaurant in America.” America’s most-published etiquette expert, Marjabelle Young Stewart, recognized Charleston in 1995 as the “best-mannered” city in the U.S,[7] a claim lent credibility to by the fact that the city has the first established Livability Court in the country. In 2011, Travel and Leisure named Charleston “America’s Sexiest City” as well as “America’s Most Friendly.” Subsequently, Southern Living magazine named Charleston “the most polite and hospitable city in America.” In 2012, Travel and Leisure voted Charleston as the second best-dressed city in America, only behind New York City.

Yep. NC can’t hold a candle to that. Only good ole boys, guns, and Bibles up in here. And junk cars in the front yards. Lots of ‘em.


34 posted on 02/09/2013 5:01:24 PM PST by johnsmom (I must be dreaming 'cause this can't be real)
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To: johnsmom

Oh, dear. Your descriptions of all the awards of Charleston affirm what I have always known: The Holy City really isn’t a part of the rest of South Carolina. Our good ol’ boys with their guns & Bibles are the main reason we don’t have a Muslim problem here; the beard & burka crowd are scared to death of all those armed infidels.

Back to my earlier post: liberals DO like to relocate to N.C. in the enclaves of Asheville, Chapel Hill, Salisbury (I hear) & Charlotte, which I visited monthly when I was a reservist and would love to go back to.

Old joke in S.C.: Why are the Charlestonians like the Chinese? Because they eat rice, worship their ancestors, & speak an almost unintelligible language.

I’m a Columbia native & it’s kind of neat that an exotic foreign place with its own unique culture is but a two hour drive away. There’s a saying among older Charlestonians:

“Why should I travel? I’m already here!”

;^)


35 posted on 02/09/2013 5:35:01 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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