The trend of people moving out of California appears to have intensified over the last couple of years. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, domestic migrants are leaving California more quickly than they enter it. The good news is that the overall rate of people leaving is less than what it was in the early 2000s. It appears that people are moving away from the larger and more populated California cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. According to The Mercury News,

The movement away from expensive core regions reflects the basic preference among people for affordable, less dense housing. The new Census estimates have confirmed this national trend. Migration to both suburbs and smaller cities — and away from dense core counties — is now at the highest rate in a decade.

So, what states are some of these people moving to? They are moving to states with more affordable housing such as Florida, North Carolina, Texas, and even Tennessee. It’s interesting that many people are leaving the conveniences that many large cities have and moving to less-dense suburban cities. If the migration of people out of California continues, then it would have to be time for priorities to be changed in California to either reverse the trend or slow the trend down.

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