The liberal city of San Francisco, California, is losing residents at a record pace, many of whom are migrating to states such as Texas and Florida, according to a recent study.
Most of those who left San Francisco, however, did not leave the state, but simply made their way north to Sacramento. As Business Insider noted regarding the CBRE data, the number of moves from San Francisco to Sacramento increased 70% in 2020, which outnumbers the amount of people leaving for cities in other states, such as Tampa, San Antonio, and Austin.
Hans Johnson, a demographer at the Public Policy Institute of California, addressed what he described as “a real sea change in California, which used to be this state of pretty robust population growth.”
“It hasn’t been for some time now. But it’s now gotten to the point where the state is essentially not growing population-wise at all,” Johnson said.