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.

"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.

Full Story: Florida loses population for the first time since World War II

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Florida loses population

I moved to northern Georgia where the humidity and bugs are far more tolerable and the rising oceans will not deflate my property value over time.

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