Ever-Growing Florida Sees Population Drop

The population of Florida has decreased by about 50,000 people between April 2008 and April 2009, according to demographers at the University of Florida.
August 12, 2009, 9am PDT | Nate Berg
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"It's the first time since 1946 that Florida has been a net population loser. Even during the Great Depression, new residents swept into the state in search of work and leisure. But the severe housing contraction, combined with the sputtering of Florida's job creation machine, has eclipsed the state's former gravitational pull."

The demographers based their report largely on data from electric company connection numbers and building permits.

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Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 in St. Petersburg Times
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