The U.S. Census Bureau reported on Thursday that California lost 300,000 citizens who moved to other states, the biggest loss of population of any other state in 2022.
The Census Bureau’s estimate covers the period from July 2021 to July 2022.
It was the third year in a row that California had a net loss of citizens.
Still, the U.S. population grew by around 1.3 million (and likely more with the amount of illegals Biden has let pour into the country).
According to the Sacramento Bee:
After a historically low rate of change between 2020 and 2021, the U.S. resident population increased by 0.4%, or 1,256,003, to 333,287,557 in 2022, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Vintage 2022 national and state population estimates and components of change released today.
Net international migration — the number of people moving in and out of the country — added 1,010,923 people between 2021 and 2022 and was the primary driver of growth. This represents 168.8% growth over 2021 totals of 376,029 – an indication that migration patterns are returning to pre-pandemic levels. Positive natural change (births minus deaths) increased the population by 245,080.
The south grew, of course. Texas, Florida, and North Carolina grew. The worst three were California, Illinois, and New York.
Indeed, New York lost the highest percentage of its population to move-outs (or outward migration, as they call it).
New York’s population as of July 1, 2020, was 20.1 million people, a nearly 100,000 decline from just three months earlier and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. By 2021, the estimate was slightly less than 19.9 million, and this past July, the Census Bureau estimated the Empire State had a population of nearly 19.7 million.
That is a 2.1 percent decrease, according to Just the News, the highest per capita of any other state.
So, what do the worst states have in common do you think? It comes in the color blue.