Over the past five years, California has been a picture of decline. What was once a state known for its sunny skies and progressive ideals quickly became synonymous with abysmal poverty rates and lackluster infrastructure. People used to move to California in hopes of achieving their dreams, but now they are desperately scrambling to leave with record numbers. What could be the reason?
The new census data has been both shocking and concerning as it is a substantial population decrease. Over the past two years, California has seen a significant demographic shift as nearly three-quarters of a million people left the state between April 2020 and July 2022. Predictably, this striking exodus was seen coming from miles a way. A state that used to embody success now has everyone fleeing the beautiful state.
Daily wire reports, according to new census data, nearly three quarters of a million people have left California in the past two years.
KTLA had a riot reporting what should have been concerning news take a look>>>
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According to recently released census figures, California’s population has declined by more than 500,000 between April 2020 and July 2022. More than 700,000 people have left the state since then. One of California’s largest cities, Los Angeles, is responsible for nearly half the state’s population loss.
Paul Ong, director of the Center for Neighborhood Knowledge at UCLA said of the net population loss in Los Angeles., “There is a fast, clear and sharp spike during the pandemic.”
According to Ong, increased housing prices and the possibility of working remotely are some of the reasons behind the exodus from Los Angeles. Furthermore, because of the pandemic, people moved out of dense urban areas because of the preceived increased risk of COVID-19.
California’s Department of Finance reports a loss of approximately 211,000 people between July 2021 and July 2022, 113,048 of whom resided in Los Angeles County. The previous year, Los Angeles lost around 160,000 people.
In 2021 Kens 5 did a piece on why Californians are leaving and where they were moving to. TAKE A LOOK
In the period between April 2020 and July 2022, approximately 884,000 and 707,000 people moved to Texas and Florida, respectively.
It’s understandable that people would want to be in an area where their vote counts, and there’s no fault in leaving a place of isolation. Hopefully California has seen a dramatic exodus of many individuals who have voted republican all their lives and had no impact on major political decisions. This can feel discouraging, especially after working hard to express their point of view without any real change – so why stay? The massive exodus reflects terribly on democrats states and amazingly on republican states and that’s a win for us.
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