Skip to comments.Florida to Pass New York State's Population
Posted on 01/09/2014 10:33:55 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Sometime this year, Florida will surpass New York in population, becoming the nation's third-most populous state, and sun-seeking seniors are not driving the growth.
The milestone is validation of the increasing influence of the Sunshine State as it approaches being home to 20 million residents. Once Florida passes New York, only California and Texas will have more people.
"Florida is kind of an icon of the 21st century in terms of the shifting population and the growing role Latin America is playing in transforming the country," said James Johnson, a business professor at the University of North Carolina. "I think it's going to be for the 21st century what California or New York was for the 20th century."
Florida encompasses many trends in America: an aging population, a service-oriented economy with many low-wage jobs and an ethnic diversity propelled by Hispanic growth. Like the United States, Florida is a haven for migrants and people making fresh starts, and the state's 29 electoral votes are the nation's most coveted given Florida is the nation's largest swing state. Florida also has myriad problems, some the result of its explosive growth, which must be addressed for the state to keep thriving.
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Gee, this is interesting. IF Conservatives can grab hold of Florida, and keep hold of Texas,,then wow! NYers are going to be pi$$ed if they are no longer top dog in population....
I like it!
Population trends in Florida and New York are closely linked.
From 2000 to 2010, more than 600,000 people moved from New York to Florida, according to the Tax Foundation.
Florida has been “Californicated” by many of the liberals from the northeast who try to recreate the
leftist garbage pit they escaped from when they moved south.
“Gee, this is interesting. IF Conservatives can grab hold of Florida, and keep hold of Texas,,then wow!”
That must be the goal and we all know that Florida and Texas will be solid GOP states far into the future as long as we can stop Mexican immigration into Texas and alter the 14th Amendment so that people do not become US citizens simply because they are born in the US and as for Florida, the state simply needs to make sure that the people that are moving there from NY are Republicans.
Eh....I passed some New Yorkers the other day on the interstate. They had pulled off to the side of the road to look at the grass.
Dream on. Florida will probably become deep red After all, the vast majority of the population that New York lost moved to Florida.
Another 10 years the only conservatives left in Florida will be the Cubans and the Crackers in the Panhandle.
Before you get your shorts in a wad, I know what a Cracker really is.
The northeast is peopled by some of the most vile citizens that America has to offer...a cancerous tumor that spreads and infects all that is good in this country.
My wife and I moved to FL in August (from Los Angeles). We’ll do our part to try and keep the place conservative.
Be careful what you wish for. I can remember the electronic sign as you exited the Bay Bridge into San Francisco years ago showing how we were in the process of “surpassing” New York as the most populous state. Now in the twilight of hindsight we can see that that was not good for us, because the change brought us East Coast Liberals and a flock of illegals from Mexico.
Florida’s population increase is coming from those two “sources” as well. The NY SP Jews have brought with them the likes of Debbie Wasserman-Shultz and Alan Grayson. A generation ago, they brought us Barbara Boxer and her minions from Brooklyn.
If I had known what Florida would become 25 years ago I would have sold out and moved on.
No doubt. I was just there and could not believe the amount of new yalk accents I hoid wit my own two ea’s
Billy Joel - Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway)
Something not often mentioned - Bigger is not necessarily better.
Florida had a population of 5 million in 1960.
Today it is almost 20 million.
But the quality of life has gone down, not up.
There is more crowding, more traffic, more crime, more pressure on the environment, more demand for more handouts, for more government spending and for more government in every aspect of life.
Another reason I am glad that I moved from Florida to New Mexico.
I used to live in Broward County. There are about as many people in Broward County as there is the entire state of New Mexico.
We should eliminate birth right citizenship altogether. If you born here you should have to take the same written (in English!) citizenship test that given to legal immigrants. And make the test harder.
Everything's relative I guess. I moved here from L.A. (Hollywood actually) and everything is easier and better. I can park most places for free, what people call "traffic" here is a joke, everything is just nicer. I have an acre of land, am near everything I need... and the stores and things are clean and friendly (and everyone speaks English).
Just where in Florida are you in? I don’t think it’s Miami you’re describing...
No, I wouldn’t move to Miami... I’m in Delray Beach. Still nice and close to airports and everything, but much nicer.
One of the problems for FLA is that many who move there from NY bring their idiot ideas with them.
Yep. When the posters say more crime more etc etc, they fail to put it in perspective.
I moved from Pennsylvania back in 81 and there is no comparison between here and there even now.
Pa has fallen...