Unless the FSP can be assured of several hundred thousand liberty-minded voters already in the state (and if that was the case the state would already be liberated), isn't over one million people just too big a chunk for the Free State movement to bite off until it gets some experience in a smaller, more doable state? Even South Dakota or Delaware or Alaska at 800,000 could be beyond the ability of the activists that the FSP is apt to get.
Great data, Joe! Even better than the info that we had previously available on population projections for 2025. And looking at projections for 2015 is especially compelling when you consider the FSP's overall gameplan:
Allows five years to reach 20,000 signatures.
Allows an additional five years for those 20,000 to move.
The total allowable timeframe of the plan is thus 10 years, putting us 2011 before we would be at our target population within the free state itself. The next major election cycle would occur in 2012, much too soon for us to have any real effect on the outcome. The next major election after that, in which we could theoretically have an impact, would be in 2016, one year later than your census projections.
So, yes, it would appear that, given the FSP's allotted timetable, this data could be extremely important for our consideration. At the rate we're growing, we could possibly exceed this timetable by a couple of years, but ten years is still a realistic time period for 20,000 people to settle their present affairs, move to a new location, find employment, etc.