A report released on Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau revealed which states experienced both growth and decline in population.
As a result of net domestic migration, net international migration, and natural population growth, Texas became the state with the largest population gains in the U.S., followed by Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, and Arizona.
With a population decline of 180,341 (-0.9%), New York experienced the largest decline in numeric and percent terms. The largest contributor to the state’s population decline was net domestic migration (-299,557).
The population of 18 states declined in 2022, compared to 15 and DC the year before.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom tried earlier this year to lure freedom-loving Floridians to his state. However, his PR stunt failed based on the numbers now available.
Both California, with a population of 39,029,342, and Illinois, with a population of 12,582,032, experienced six-figure population declines. Net domestic outmigration accounted for most of the decline in both states’ populations, totaling 343,230 and 141,656, respectively.
The data from the U.S. Census Bureau could not be clearer – residents of California, a state strongly under the control of Democrats, are choosing to migrate away for more freedom and lower taxes. This data reveals that Americans do not appreciate high taxes and heavy regulations – which are largely instituted by Democrats – and prefer states that provide more freedoms and lower taxes. Governor Gavin Newsom’s PR stunt to lure Floridians was a complete failure, as there was a six-figure population decrease in California due to net domestic out-migration. Clearly, data is very telling in terms of what Americans value regarding their states and cities.