According to census statistics, counties bordering Democrat-run cities like Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, are among those seeing population declines, while Texas, Arizona, and Florida have had the largest population inflows.
According to a press release issued by the U.S. Census Bureau, the nation’s most affected county in terms of loss of population was the County of Los Angeles, which had a loss of 90,704 residents between 2021 and 2022.
In other parts of California, Santa Clara County lost 15,650 residents and Alameda County lost 14,840.
Cook County, Illinois, which includes Chicago, lost 68,314 inhabitants over the same time period.
Between 2021 and 2022, Queens County lost 50,112 residents, Kings County lost 46,970 residents, and Bronx County lost 41,143 individuals in New York.
According to the Census Bureau, population growth occurred in 68 percent of the country’s largest counties.
Maricopa County, Arizona, that includes the city of Phoenix, as well as Harris County, Texas, which includes Houston, saw the greatest inflows of new inhabitants. Indeed, six of the ten counties with the greatest population growth were in Texas, with Harris and five other counties receiving an influx of 209,182 individuals in total.
The state of Florida was another huge winner in terms of population growth. Polk, Lee, and Montgomery counties added 92,848 persons, according to the Census Bureau.
While a pandemic-era exodus from major cities was a population boon to rural areas, the Census Bureau stated that this pattern was somewhat subdued between 2021 and 2022. Instead, while some areas continued to lose population, various cities across the country, notably in the south and west, reaped the benefits.
Data from the Public Policy Institute of the State of California suggested that the state’s economic situation, rising prices, especially for housing, and the sizable homeless populations that are roaming in some of California’s biggest cities were the main causes of a population drop in the state, totaling about 500,000 people between 2020 and 2022, as noted by Breitbart News.
Similarly, an Illinois Policy Institute examination of IRS data indicated that the typical individual leaving the state earned more than $30,000 more than the typical person headed to the state between 2019 and 2020.
The investigation also found that, in addition to the neighboring states of Indiana and Wisconsin, the top states to which inhabitants had relocated were Florida,Texas, and Arizona.
According to the survey, the top causes of citizens moving to neighbor states are jobs, housing, and tax policy.
Notably, neither Florida nor Texas has a state income tax and AZ taxes personal income at about half the amount that Illinois does.