The U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday that 300,000 people left California in 2022, more than left any other state, amid a general slow increase in the U.S. population as the country recovered from COVID-19.
The estimates cover the period from July 2021 to July 2022. It was the third consecutive annual decline for California, the Sacramento Bee noted, though births outnumbered deaths.
The U.S. population grew by about 1.3 million people, thanks largely to the arrival of over 1 million migrants:
After a historically low rate of change between 2020 and 2021, the U.S. resident population increased by 0.4%, or 1,256,003, to 333,287,557 in 2022, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Vintage 2022 national and state population estimates and components of change released today. Read more…