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California’s Population Out-Migration Is Significant

That’s the headline today on an Orange County Register column that examines the population exodus from California’s largest coastal cities as well as from the entire state. Out-migration is significant. Since 2000, “more than 1.5 million crossed the state line, their California dream having faded away. California’s growth from 2000-10 was the slowest since its 1849 statehood and occurred only because the loss was made up by the natural increase (births minus deaths) and international immigration.” More of the same is likely in the future. Motivations for continued out-migration include restraints imposed by politicians such as Senate President Darrell Steinberg,
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