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California exports its poor to Texas, other states, while wealthier people move in

March 8, 2017

: sacbee – excerpt

Every year between 2000 to 2015, more people left California than moved in from other states. This migration was not spread evenly across all income groups. This map shows the net migration to and from California among those near the poverty line from 2005 through 2015…

California exports more than commodities such as movies, new technologies and produce. It also exports truck drivers, cooks and cashiers.

Every year from 2000 through 2015, more people left California than moved in from other states. This migration was not spread evenly across all income groups, a Sacramento Bee review of U.S. Census Bureau data found. The people leaving tend to be relatively poor, and many lack college degrees. Move higher up the income spectrum, and slightly more people are coming than going.

About 2.5 million people living close to the official poverty line left California for other states from 2005 through 2015, while 1.7 million people at that income level moved in from other states – for a net loss of 800,000. During the same period, the state experienced a net gain of about 20,000 residents earning at least five times the poverty rate – or $100,000 for a family of three…(more)

 

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