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Is California gaining or losing population?

Depends on how you look at it. California is losing residents to other states and as the population ages, but those losses are being more than offset by new births and foreign-born immigration. The number of Californians is still increasing, but our once-robust growth rate has slowed.1

What states are Californians moving to?

Elon Musk is not the only person threatening to leave California. Dissatisfied residents have left in a minor exodus in recent years. In 2019, more than half a million Californians moved to Texas, alone.2

Is everyone moving out of California?

In the second quarter of 2019, the San Francisco Bay Area topped Los Angeles, Washington and Chicago when it came to people leaving major U.S. cities. It was second only to New York City.3

Is California gaining or losing population?

Depends on how you look at it. California is losing residents to other states and as the population ages, but those losses are being more than offset by new births and foreign-born immigration. The number of Californians is still increasing, but our once-robust growth rate has slowed.1

What states are Californians moving to?

Elon Musk is not the only person threatening to leave California. Dissatisfied residents have left in a minor exodus in recent years. In 2019, more than half a million Californians moved to Texas, alone.2

Is everyone moving out of California?

In the second quarter of 2019, the San Francisco Bay Area topped Los Angeles, Washington and Chicago when it came to people leaving major U.S. cities. It was second only to New York City.3

Is moving to California a bad idea?

Craving a new locale featuring plenty of sunshine, easy access to the ocean and delicious food? Moving to California might be for you. California is among the biggest states in the nation, both in terms of land size and population, so there is a huge range of great places to live. However, California is also one of the most expensive places to move to in America, so be prepared to spend more of your income on necessities like housing and transportation than you may have in your previous home.4

Why is it so expensive to live in California?

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference. The median home price in California is $552,800 compared to the National Average $231,200.5

Where should I move to start over?

Austin, Texas, takes the top spot on Bankrate’s list of the 10 best places to live in the U.S. in 2020.Overall, our list of best places spans the nation, encompassing cities in the West, East, Midwest and South. But Southern cities make up half the list, boasting traits like high affordability, desirable culture and solid educational attainment.6

Who Moved Where?

691,145 Californians left the state last year. Find out where they went and the most popular states people are relocating to. Hint: The West Coast, is the best coast.

Move to Texas

Great food, great people, and no state income tax! Learn everything there is to know about Texas.

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The cheapest cost of living among western states plus all the natural beauty to satisfy your wanderlust. Learn everything there is to know about Idaho.

Move to Arizona

Sunshine, Sedona, and Major League Baseball’s spring training. Learn everything there is to know about Arizona

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Escape the taxes and crowds without sacrificing the excitement. Learn everything there is to know about Nevada

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1: https://calmatters.org/explainers/california-population-migration-census-demographics-immigration/ 2: https://abc7news.com/californians-moving-to-texas-california-exodus-leaving-florida/6177157/ 3: https://calmatters.org/california-divide/2020/01/not-the-golden-state-anymore-middle-and-low-income-people-leaving-california/ 4: https://www.valuepenguin.com/moving-to-california 5: https://www.bestplaces.net/cost_of_living/state/california 6: https://www.bankrate.com/real-estate/best-places-to-live/us/

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