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[翻译]As It Is - Florida is No. 1 for Americans on the Move

来源:慢速英语   时间:2015-12-14 08:14:08

Florida is the state where Americans and immigrants choose most to settle, shows the latest research.

最近的研究结果表明,美国人和移民最喜欢选择佛罗里达州定居。

Population continues to move from north to south in America. Florida is expected to add five million new residents by 2030, according to the state’s Office of Economic and DemographicResearch. While Florida is growing, the states of Illinois, Ohio and Michigan have lost the largest numbers of residents.

美国人口不断从北部向南部转移。根据该州经济和人口调查局的预计,到2030年佛罗里达州有望新增5百万新居民。当佛罗里达州人口不断增长时,伊利诺伊州、俄亥俄州和密歇根州流失的人口数量最多。

In 2014, Florida’s population grew by over 108,000 people. The largest group packing their bags for the "Sunshine State" are young people right out of college.

2014年,佛罗里达州人口增长了10.8万以上。移居“阳光之州”的最大群体是刚走出大学的年轻人。

“Young people generally move more for education or for a job,” said Stefan Rayer, a population specialist at the University of Florida. “[Florida] is very attractive. It has big metropolitanareas. It has good job opportunities. That’s why people are moving to Florida.”

佛罗里达大学人口专家斯特凡·雷尔(Stefan Rayer)表示,“年轻人一般为了上学或工作而流动。佛罗里达州非常有吸引力。该州有大片都市区,有很好的就业机会。这是人们搬到佛罗里达州的原因。”

Florida’s population grew over 17 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to the U.S. CensusBureau. Twenty percent of Florida’s population are foreign immigrants, the American Immigration Council reported. Nearly 74 percent of the immigrants are from Latin America. Another 20 percent of foreigners relocating are from Europe and Asia.

根据美国人口普查局的数据,2000年到2010年期间,佛罗里达州人口增长了17%以上。美国移民理事会报道称,佛罗里达州20%的人口是外国移民。这些移民中近74%来自拉丁美洲。另外20%的外国移民来自欧洲和亚洲。

The state’s economy is staying healthy due to the population movement. Latino and Asian immigrants are adding $150 billion worth of purchases each year.

由于人口流动,该州的经济保持着健康。拉丁裔和亚裔移民每年给该州带来了价值1500亿美元的消费。

Other American states that have been named as being attractive by movers were Texas, South Carolina and North Carolina.

其它被列入吸引移民的美国州包括德克萨斯州、南卡罗来纳州以及北卡罗莱纳州。

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demographic – n.the qualities, such as age, sex and income, of a specific group of people

metropolitan – adj.relating to a large city and the surrounding cities and towns

census – n.the official process of counting the number of people in a country, city or town and collecting information about them