|Florida is a boom state.|
That annoying conservative agitator was ranting about how New York's Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo's snapping at conservatives when they stalled his gun control legislation. He decreed that he would be "moving" to Florida or Texas just to get away from the socialist governor and mayor of New York City.
Looks like he's getting his wish. His gullible listeners are high tailing it out of New York for better.
The U.S. Census declared that Florida will be the third largest state in general population.
Both states have an equal amount of population. Roughly 20 million respectively. But Florida beats the New York by 500,000 or so.
So the estimates is 20.4 in Florida and 19.9 in New York.
New York lost two House seats in the U.S. Census redistricting. Florida gained two. Texas gained four.
So a lot of people are hoping along the I-95 (Interstate 95, longest noth-south freeway) for the warmer.
Florida added almost 300,000 new residents from 2013 to 2014, or a little more than 800 new residents a day. By contrast, New York grew by only 51,000 over that time period.
Florida likely reached the milestone sometime last spring, but it wasn't official until the Census said so.
An Associated Press analysis earlier this year showed that ex-New Yorkers represented about 1 in 10 new Florida residents. Migrants from other countries made up about a quarter of Florida's new residents.
Florida has a way to go before it catches up with California and Texas, the largest and second-largest states. California has 38.8 million residents; Texas has 27 million residents.
The other states rounding out the 10 largest in the nation are: Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina and Michigan. North Carolina slipped by Michigan for the ninth spot on the list.
Six states saw population declines: Illinois, West Virginia, Connecticut, New Mexico, Alaska and Vermont.
Fueled by an energy boom, North Dakota was the fastest-growing state in the nation, even though it is still the fourth least-populous state in the union. Its population increased 2.2 percent and now stands at 739,000. The other fastest-growing states from 2013 to 2014 were Nevada and Texas, which both had population increases of 1.7 percent.
Ohio will soon compete with North Carolina for the seventh most populated state spot.
Chicago will compete with Houston for the third largest city spot.
State, largest city, state capital and population.
1. California (Los Angeles, largest city) (Sacramento) 38.5 million
2. Texas (Houston, largest city) (Austin) 27.3 million
3. Florida (Jacksonville, largest city) (Tallahassee) 20.4 million
4. New York (New York City, largest city) (Albany) 19.9 million
5. Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, largest city) (Harrisburg) 14.5 million
6. Illinois (Chicago, largest city) (Springfield) 12.3 million
7. Ohio (Columbus, largest city) (Columbus) 11.5 million