New York could soon fall behind Florida in population

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New York - Census numbers show Florida may surpass New York in population this year.

The Census Bureau will release its latest population estimates on Monday and demographers say Florida and New York are neck-and-neck -- only separated by a few thousand people, the New York Times reports.

Some reasons cited for the shift include immigration trends of foreign-born migrants and northerners seeking warm climates, and job struggles in upstate New York that are in contrast to the growing hubs of those jobs coming to Florida.

However, the Times says a closer evaluation of the numbers shows that while New York is not actually losing population, it just can't keep up with Florida's rate of growth. And demographers say if Florida does not pass New York this time, it almost certainly will do so in 2014.

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