Rate at which people stopped moving to California surprised researchers: ‘Statewide phenomenon’

From July 2020 to July 2021 there was a 38% decrease in the number of people moving into California and a 13% increase in hose moving out.  That is why California lost more than 160,000 net population in just one year.   Since then we have seen numerous middle sized and small businesses flee the State.

“He said the biggest changes were in the San Francisco Bay Area. There was a 45% decrease in entrances from other states to the Bay Area and a 12% increase in residents leaving for other states. 

Sacramento County, home to the state’s capital, saw a 33% decrease of people moving in and a 13% increase in people leaving for other states. 

Overall, all regions of the state saw anywhere from a 25% to 45% decline in out-of-state entrances.

My guess is that the failure of the Newsom Recall is going to accelerate the pace of people leaving and force those thinking of coming here to have second thoughts.  At some point we will start seeing this by less traffic on the freeways.

Rate at which people stopped moving to California surprised researchers: ‘Statewide phenomenon’

Celebrities and companies have also made the move out of California to states like Texas and Florida

By Emma Colton | Fox News, 12/16/21 

California lost 1 million residents over 10 years; William La Jeunesse reports from Los Angeles.

The number of people moving to California has significantly dropped since the pandemic started last year, while the number of people fleeing the state continues to rise, according to a new study. 

“I guess I was a little bit surprised to see that entrances had fallen so much. It wasn’t so much that we saw it in a particular area. For me, the surprise was that this was a statewide phenomenon,” co-author of the study from California Police Lab, Evan White, told KCRA.

The study found a 38% decrease in people moving to California at the end of September 2021 compared to the end of March 2020. The study found a 12% increase in residents moving out of state.

White noted that while the spiked exodus from the state is notable, the drop in people moving to the state is “the bigger story.” 

He said the biggest changes were in the San Francisco Bay Area. There was a 45% decrease in entrances from other states to the Bay Area and a 12% increase in residents leaving for other states. 

Sacramento County, home to the state’s capital, saw a 33% decrease of people moving in and a 13% increase in people leaving for other states. 

Overall, all regions of the state saw anywhere from a 25% to 45% decline in out-of-state entrances.

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment on the study’s findings. The study comes after the state had some of the most strict coronavirus measures in the country, which helped spark a recall effort against Newsom this year. The recall ultimately failed to oust the Democratic governor. 

This year, California also lost one of its 53 House seats for the first time in its history due to the stall in population increases. 

“California is the capital of homelessness and poverty, suffocating gas and income tax rates, and the highest number of residents picking up and moving to more affordable and welcoming states,” GOP party chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson said in an April statement of the lost seat. “Californians will have one less voice to speak for us in Washington, which proves yet again that it’s time for change and real leadership.”

Companies such as Tesla officially moved from the state this month to Texas, with experts weighing in that tax incentives and that “getting employees is much cheaper and easier in Texas.” 

While Disney also announced this year it would move 2,000 employees from California to Florida in part because of “Florida’s business-friendly climate,” chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, Josh D’Amaro, said in July. 

Celebrities have also exited California, including tattoo artist Kat Von D who moved her family and business from Los Angeles to rural Indiana. 

California’s total population fell by more than 182,000 in 2020, according to a report by the California Department of Finance released in May. 

“The numbers don’t lie. People are leaving our state because it’s not affordable to live here. One party rule has made it almost impossible to raise a family,” tweeted Kevin Faulconer, the former mayor of San Diego, at the time of the report.

About Stephen Frank

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Comments

  1. Dr. Trent Saxton says

    It’s just Karma, you get what you vote for…

  2. Paradise Lost. John Milton might have written of the concept, but Californians live it day by day thanks to the feckless politicians and initiatives they have approved. Apparently day-to-day living conditions need to worsen much more before the majority will leave for other, saner jurisdictions.

  3. California is a good place!! To be from! Far From!

  4. At one time, as soon as a physician finished his internship, he would load up the fliver and head for California. Any hospital of any size would be sporting a new face every week. Nowadays, physicians are fleeing the state along with everyone else. This is one of the reasons that you will be attended to by a physician’s assistant when you get to feeling poorly. Add that to the fact that people are pouring into California from every conceivable place on earth, and you’ve got the perfect storm as far as health care goes. Has anyone noticed all the Democrats driving down the street nowadays? Have you noticed that, no matter what the Drivers Manual says, right-of-way is mighty hard to come by.

  5. In their lust for domination and power, the democrats will never, ever understand human nature. But then, that lust has rendered them incapable.

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