Florida Surpasses New York As Third Most Populous State

December 24, 2014 | Bucky Turco

Florida, the nation’s largest old people relocation center and a place that sucks, just became the third most populous state in the United States, knocking New York into fourth place. According to the latest census figures, the Sunshine State is putting numbers on the board. The New York Times reports:

The numbers, which reflect population estimates for July 2014, show that Florida now has about 19.9 million residents, overtaking New York and its 19.7 million. (California and Texas remain in first and second place, respectively.)

Demographers say that the new estimates reflect decades-old migration trends. According to the 2014 figures, Florida gained nearly 300,000 residents in the 12 months before July, while New York gained just over 50,000.

With the exception of really nice weather all year round and a much lower cost of living, this trend is inexplicable. As they say in Latin: De gustibus non est disputandum.

(Photo: Stuart Rankin)