Numbers Bust the Myth: There’s No Great Exodus From California - Orange County Register
California did lose 3.5 million people to other states in the 2010-2015 period. It’s sad to see family, friends and co-workers chase their dreams elsewhere. And that’s more than any other state.
The much-heralded Texas, a top destination for departing Californians, had the second-biggest loss of residents in these six years: 2.5 million. Then came New York, 2.4 million, and Florida, 2 million…
…Remember, California is huge. So, that outflow of 3.2 million folks translates to an average annual 1.55 percent of California residents moving out of state during the 2010-15 period.
No state had a lower per-capita movement rate than California. Yes, we Californians are the least likely to move out! Next best state for keeping its citizens? Texas at 1.6 percent annually, then Ohio and Michigan at 1.8 percent. Worst exit rates? Energy-rich states in cold climates: Alaska 11.6 percent, Wyoming 5.4 percent and North Dakota 3.89 percent.
So many out of state people, and or Trump supporters just hate California for what it stands for. Consequently they will believe any lie about her. Mostly because they viscerally resent people they don’t like (Californian, or minority or a non western religion) getting some thing or some right they already enjoy. Well let’s put this one to rest. There is no mass exodus. California is still where many want to be, have their kids and make a life. Where would be authoritarians and aspiring fascists would (thankfully) rather avoid.
Challenges abound here. Most are well met given time.