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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 01:23 AM
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California demographic shift: More people leaving than moving in
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Source: LA Times

The proportion of Californians who had moved here from out of state reached a 100-year low of about 20% in 2010, and the decade measured by the most recent census was the first in a century in which the majority of Californians were native-born.

The demographics of California today more closely resemble those of 1900 than of 1950: It is a mostly home-grown population, whose future depends on the children of immigrants and their children, said William Frey, a demographer and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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Experts point to various causes of the turnaround, most of them rooted in a flagging economy. But exorbitant housing prices too high for many struggling Californians despite a burst housing bubble still play a role.

"There's a lot of concern about driving out working-class families," said Hans Johnson of the Public Policy Institute of California.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-california-move...



And just look at the vitriol in the comments, including "...non-English speaking immigratation so prevalent, that I can say I am the "only white guy" in my community, and its NOT a joke!" (yes the commenter really spelled "immigration" wrong when complaining about immigrants...hahaha way to screw up your own argument like that) and "...people vote with their feet. Why do you think the Dems are giving illegals special perks? To keep them here." (Apparently that "vote with feet" idea came from this Thomas Sowell column in which he called the state in which he's worked as a professor and scholar since the '70s, "the poster state for the liberal, welfare-state and nanny-state philosophy.")

A more reality-based view of why migration to this state is declining of course is because of the economy; migration here was greater during times of economic booms like the dot-com bubble and Gold Rush.
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