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California, New York City most popular places to live

Harris Poll ranks top cities, states nationwide

For the sixth consecutive survey, more Americans would like to live in or near New York City than in any other city, according to a recent online poll conducted by Harris Interactive, while California, Florida and Hawaii are respectively the #1, #2, and #3 states where U.S. adults would choose to live. The next most popular states in which people would like to live are Colorado (#4), New York (#5), Arizona (#6), Oregon (#7), Texas (#8), North Carolina (#9), and Tennessee (#10). Since Harris Interactive last asked this question in 2003, there has been surprisingly little change in the top 15 states. Oregon moves from #11 to #7, Virginia drops from #9 to #12 and Tennessee re-enters the top 15 after falling out of the top tier in 2003. One interesting thing to note is that eight of the 15 states are in the West and six of them are in the South. New York is the anomaly, representing the mid-Atlantic region, and there are no states from the Midwest or Northeast in the top 15. Followi...

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