5 million people vacate California in less than a decade, with many heading to Texas

California continues to witness a mass exodus as several of its citizens flee the state, with the majority of them heading to Texas. Several catalysts account for the sizable out-of-state migration, including California’s ridiculously high tax rates, a lack of water as it enters its fourth year of drought and continual infringements of freedom through legislation such as vaccine mandates.

The Washington Times reports:

“About 5 million Californians departed the Golden State between 2004 and 2013, while 3.9 million arrived from other states for a net population loss of roughly 1.1 million, the Sacramento Bee reported Monday using tax-return data from the Internal Revenue Service.

“Nearly 600,000 Californians wound up in Texas, while about 348,000 Texans moved to California. The other top net recipients of Californians were Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, the analysis found.

“Even so, California has seen its population increase slightly from 37 million in 2010 to nearly 39 million, thanks largely to an influx of foreign-born immigrants.”




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