Among the strict COVID-19 mandates put in place in the state of California by Governor Gavin Newsom and the drastic rise in crime, a new study has found that people aren’t as eager to move the Democratic stronghold as they once were.
The study found that the number of people who decided to move to California had decreased a staggering 38% since March 2020. And apparently, it isn’t just people looking for a new place to live as residents moving out of the state saw a 12% increase. One of the co-authors of the study, Evan White, from California Police Lab, said, “I guess I was a little bit surprised to see that entrances had fallen so much. It wasn’t so much that we saw it in a particular area. For me, the surprise was that this was a statewide phenomenon.”
Taking a look at the home to the state’s capital, Sacramento County, the study found that 33% fewer people were moving in the area, and again, when it came to people leaving – there was another 13% increase.
While the number of residents coming and going might not sound that important, for the first time in its history, California lost one of the 53 House seats it controlled. This was all due to the decrease in population.
Republican Party chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson noted, “California is the capital of homelessness and poverty, suffocating gas and income tax rates, and the highest number of residents picking up and moving to more affordable and welcoming states. Californians will have one less voice to speak for us in Washington, which proves yet again that it’s time for change and real leadership.”
It should also be mentioned that it isn’t limited to just people leaving, as recently, companies like Tesla relocated from California to states like Texas.
As for the study, former mayor of San Diego, Kevin Faulconer, tweeted, ”The numbers don’t lie. People are leaving our state because it’s not affordable to live here. One party rule has made it almost impossible to raise a family.”