South, West lead in population growth in the US

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Reported in several places - "Census director Robert Groves says the South and West continued their strong population growth over the last decade. Groves spoke at a briefing announcing 2010 census results. He says the South had the fastest growth since 2000, at 14.3 percent. The West was close behind at 13.8 percent."

Gee...you think there's any connection between this growth and weather?  While much of the South and West enjoys mild temperatures, those of us in the Northeast and Midwest have been freezing all month...and the "official" start of winter is still a few hours away...maybe this is the main reason!