As Americans flee tyrannical, high-tax blue states for free, low-tax red states, one of the states hardest hit by outmigration has been California. Apparently, paying sky-high taxes to live in a shoebox surrounded by homeless heroin addicts isn’t the American Dream for most people.
In fact, California has become so unappealing that it lost over 350,000 citizens in 2021; 367,300 left the state, to be exact.
According to the census report, although California is still one of three states in the union with over 20 million residents, it lost the most people to outmigration, with the aforementioned 367k fleeing it for greener (redder) pastures.
In fact, that outmigration and a lack of childbirths in California mean that the state’s population shrank by a shocking 0.7% in the one year between 2020 and 2021 alone.
Adding to that, Just the News notes that:
A report released earlier this month from the nonpartisan California Policy Lab revealed that the state is likely seeing population losses due to a sharp decline in people migrating to the state. According to the report, entrances to California dropped by 38% between March 2020 and September 2021, while exits increased by 12%.
Still, despite that massive loss, California is the most populous state in America, the report says, with over 39 million residents. The closest state in size to it is Texas, with 29.5 million residents.
New York, another infamously blue state, lost a similar number of residents to outmigration, with 352,185 fleeing. Illinois, yet another blue state, saw a smaller, but still quite large, net loss of 122,460 residents.
And while blue states like California, New York, and Illinois bled tens of thousands of residents in 2021, red states gained quite a few new residents.
Idaho led on a percentage basis, with 2.9% population growth. On a numeric basis, Texas gained the most, bringing in over 310,000 new residents.
In short, red states are winning so much they’re getting tired of winning while blue states are bleeding residents every day. Fortunately, data shows that those moving to red states tend to vote Republican.
This story syndicated with permission from Will – Trending Politics
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