California’s population shrinks for second year in a row – The Guardian 02 May, 2022

I saw this today on The Guardian – California’s population shrinks for second year in a row: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/may/02/california-population-decline-trend-covid. Longer article. Silly California laws encourage people to leave California.

Mon 2 May 2022

Officials blamed the decline on lower birth rates, higher deaths from the pandemic and fewer people moving in from other states

California’s population has shrunk for the second year in a row, according to newly released figures.

Officials blamed the decrease on declining birth rates, higher deaths from the pandemic and fewer people moving into the state from elsewhere in the US. California lost 117,552 people in 2021, putting its population at 39,185,605, the California department of finance said on Monday.

Although California still has the largest state population in the country, with Texas in second place, the decline marks the continuation of a trend. California’s population decreased for the first time in 2020, the result of a multi-year slowdown in growth that led to the state losing a seat in Congress after the 2020 US Census. Population dipped to just under 39.5m.

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3 Responses to California’s population shrinks for second year in a row – The Guardian 02 May, 2022

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    This state is declingin

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