25 May 2005

U.S. Population Migration

Interesting data table over at Daily Kos.

Personally, I suspect a lot of the forecasted changes have to do with baby boomers retiring (2032 predictions): FL +9, TX +8, AZ +5 CA +2 (retirement to warm places); NY -6, OH -4, PA -3, IL -3, MA -2 (retirement from cold-climate major urban centers - NYC, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston - and just generally fleeing Ohio, apparently). Even if the states' populations do change according to these forecasts, I strongly doubt that the red vs. blue balance will be quite that far off twenty years from now.

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