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U.S. population shift continues to favor West, South

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Florida is the most popular destination for people moving within the United States, with several other Southern and Western states topping the list. About 190,894 more people moved to Florida than left it from 2000-04, followed by Arizona with 66,344, Nevada with 50,803, Georgia with 41,298, North Carolina with 39,137 and Texas with 36,566. Virginia was next with a net domestic migration of 20,535, and the Midwest was not represented in the top 10. Meanwhile, New York lost 182,886 more residents than it gained through domestic migration from 2000-04, followed by California with a loss of 99,039, Illinois with a loss of 71,854, Massachusetts with a loss of 42,402, New Jersey with a loss of 32,147, and Ohio with a loss of 31,613. While the condo boom and other urban revitalization efforts brought new waves of residents to dwell in urban centers in metro areas across the country, the Census report, "Domestic Net Migration in the United States: 2000 to 2004," indicates that many large me...