Census: California Is A Little Less Golden

LOS ANGELES (KNX 1070) — California is no longer the place to go but rather the place to leave.

That’s according to recent census figures which showed that more people are leaving the Golden State than moving here.

KNX 1070’s Bob Brill reports that population figures actually resemble that of 1900 rather than the boom of the 1950’s when California was a hot destination.

Numbers reflecting the last decade showed that for the first time in nearly a century, the majority of people living in California were born here.

The lack of jobs, the cost of housing and the lure for businesses of lower taxes in other states are among the reasons causing the change.

Experts indicate too it is costing the state dearly as many of the best educated and well trained are taking their skills elsewhere.

Many of those surveyed said they would like to move back for the weather, the lifestyle and the diversity.

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  • ginny

    What do you expct when the elected officials of this state cow-tow to the illegals and basically spit in the face of the legal, tax paying residents of the state. Those paying into the state, city, local coffers have reached the point that they are realizing that any place is bettr than here. If my job providd me with the ability to move I would, but after over 35 years with the company and retirement coming soon, I can’t do it yet, but I have already found and started making payments on a home in another state for when I do retire. A state that is as far away from CA and it’s influence as possible.

  • The Big Logic

    Very sad what has become of Cali, but they have gotten what the majority of them asked for…….Northern Sonora. They have been trying to do the same with Az, but there are somewhat more American patriots there, and they haven’t been successful yet.

  • mojo

    Agree with ginny and The Big Logic 100%. There once was a time when if you worked hard and played by the rules you would be rewarded. Now, the opposite is true. We are leaving as soon as we sell our house and moving to another state where they DON’T cater to illegals and welfare is HARD to get.

  • It's a good time to leave

    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

  • Will beaty

    bye bye..c u later traitor

  • Harry

    The illeglas will just follow us when we leave the state because nobody will be left to pay taxes for the illeglas to reveive free money

  • Laura K

    What do you expect of a state where the good places to live are out of reach financially for most and the places that are affordable to live are crime ridden ghettos. We moved out of state for a year and had to move back here because my husband could do contract work here. He is actively searching for work out of state so we can get out of here as fast as we can. There is a better quality of life in many other places than California.

  • Al-Qaeda in Pakistan

    The place is finished.

  • Chris

    Dude, you need to go back to school and learn English! You make no sense…

  • Chris

    I’m another trying to leave…actually leaving this country…..Born and raised in the US, I’m ashamed to call myself a citizen and native…..I’ll leave Cali first since it’s basically a sinking ship….Dont have to worry about slamming the door on the way out, cause there is no door…….

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