California residents are opting to move out of state due to the high amount of rents, housing prices and the drought. Most former Californians are moving to Texas.
The Washington Times reports:
“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.” It seems the people who can afford to live here are either natives with houses already purchased with low mortgage payments, people who live here with rent control or high tech employees. Either way, california, especially the Bay Area has lost a lot of its charm with high diversity levels and community feel.
Here is a graph showing the locations that people are beginning to migrate to from California: It is a little blurry, but hopefully you can read it.