Fleeing California

For the first time, the people moving out of California outnumber the newcomers.
August 6, 2003, 3pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"More than 1.4 million people in the U.S. migrated to California from 1995 to 2000, while 2.2 million left — the highest migration numbers in the country. That exodus is "unprecedented," said Hans P. Johnson, a demographer with the Public Policy Institute of California, an independent San Francisco research organization. It was the first time since 1940, when the government started keeping statistics on domestic migration, that the state had lost more residents to other states than it gained, the Census Bureau said."

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Published on Wednesday, August 6, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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