California State Population Continues Decline

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In 1988, a young guy from the Midwest arrived in the vast and rapidly rising state of California on his way to Orange County to finish his military duty. 

There were employment in abundance, and the population was rapidly increasing.

Between 1985 and 1990, California’s population grew at a rate of 2.5 percent on average. This was around three times the country’s average speed.

Californians have been fleeing the state in search of the American dream under Governor Gavin Newsome’s Marxist policies. They are particularly targeting conservative Republican-led states such as Tennessee, Texas, and Florida.

In 2020, California saw its first population drop in its history. Between 2020 and 2021, the population fell by 182,000 people. According to the Associated Press at the time, California has been experiencing net-negative migration in recent years, with more inhabitants moving out than in.

According to fresh data given by the state, the population of California has decreased for the second year in a row.

According to a study released Monday by the California Department of Finance, the state’s population fell by 117,552 individuals in 2021, bringing the overall population to 39,185,605 persons on January 1, 2022.

In the year 2021, 34 of the 58 counties lost population. Plumas County, which lost 3.2 percent of its population, Lassen County, which lost 2.8 percent, and Butte County, which lost 2.4 percent, had the biggest drops. San Francisco County, in particular, lost 0.8 percent of its population.

Los Angeles County lost 0.7 percent of its population, or roughly 70,000 people; San Diego County lost around 1,200 persons, or 0.04 percent; and Orange County lost about 7,300 people, or 0.2 percent.

Every coastal county lost population except three, according to the report: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz. The significant number of college students returning to campus after COVID-19 contributed to the growth in those counties.