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For the first time in a decade, the number of residents who left California for another state in 2005 exceeded newcomers who moved here, according to the newest figures from the state Department of Finance.
California recorded a domestic net loss of about 29,000 people last year – the first negative flow of residents since the mid-1990s. The biggest recent loss was in 1994, when the sputtering state economy helped California lose about 350,000 residents to the other 49 states.
That’s fine. We didn’t want those people any way. They’re
probably all jealous renters. And as we all know, renters are like vermin – they make life bad for wholesome
debtors owners who are dutifully fulfilling their roles in buying and/or selling houses.
Stephen Gallant moved to Michigan this summer after nearly three years in the posh Silicon Valley suburb of Los Gatos, trading a $2 million house for one in a Detroit suburb that was about half the cost and double the size.
“If I’m going to spend $1 million on a house as opposed to $2 million, that opens up a lot of purchasing power, the ability to go out and do other things,” he said.
Begone Stephen Gallant! We didn’t need you anyway! California is special – and if you can’t realize that, then you don’t deserve us. Good lucking finding smart people or sunlight there in Michigan!
Here’s a surprise finding though:
In previous decades, waves of departing Californians were primarily white. But the newest exodus includes unprecedented numbers of Hispanics, primarily Mexican-Americans.
The analysis by Hans Johnson, a demographer with the Public Policy Institute of California, found that about 320,000 more Hispanics left California than arrived from other states between 2000 and 2005.
Asians were the only ethnic group to have more people move into California than leave, according to Johnson.
The state gained nearly 33,000 Asians from elsewhere in the United States from 2000 to 2005 while losing 441,000 whites and 67,000 African-Americans.
This can only mean one thing: Castro Street in Mountain View will have even more Thai restaurants.