March 15, 2013

California Undreaming


Net Migration Between California and Other States: 1955-1960 and 1995-2000

This graphic shows the 10 largest state-to-state migration flows in and out of California for the period 1955-1960 compared to that of 1995-2000. In the late 1950s, the largest flows involving California were all inflows to the state, generally from states in the Midwest or Northeast. This pattern contrasted with the flows in the late 1990s, where nearly all of the largest migration streams involving California represented out-migration to other states.
Of course if it showed another arrow, fat and gold, poking in from Mexico, all might be revealed. But that would be too much truth, wouldn't it?

HT: Philip Ngai @ Facebook

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 15, 2013 10:34 AM
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What the hell is wrong with those almost 31,000 folks who migrated to New York? That’s like switching from strep throat to the flu. And I’m from NY.

Posted by: tim at March 15, 2013 12:14 PM

If the arrow from Mexico is colored gold, it should be pointed the other way. We get bodies (and drugs) and Mexico gets cash.

Posted by: bud at March 15, 2013 2:57 PM

And the outmigration from Cali infects the places where they settle.

Posted by: Lazarus Long at March 15, 2013 3:03 PM

And the outmigration from Cali infects the places where they settle.

Posted by: Lazarus Long at March 15, 2013 3:03 PM

They should not be allowed to vote in their new state until they learn new habits.

Posted by: Scott M at March 15, 2013 7:58 PM

First time I crossed the border into California was in 1956. The inspector at the ag inspection station said there were 1500 people a day moving to California. Who knew that the Blue model could turn a state with an agreeable climate, abundant resources, and every imaginable sort of beautiful geography into a place where only the very wealthy and their servants want to live? It was still a land of opportunity until the 70s. 40 years later people are escaping. The new land of opportunity is called Texas. No Blue model in Texas......yet.

Posted by: Jimmy J. at March 15, 2013 8:44 PM

@tim: Probably native New Yorkers, or their children, going "home". Good on 'em for recognizing that California is hosed, but NY would not be my relocation choice. What I look for: warm climate, low overall taxes, easy access to open water, year-round golf, 2nd Amendment-friendly. And none of that fits NY.

Posted by: waltj at March 16, 2013 6:52 AM

When the rest of the liberal twats leave to muck up Tejas we natives will pick up the pieces, at bargain prices no doubt.

The southern end and west side of the San Joaquin Valley already looks like Baja Norte. It couldn't get much worse unless some moron built a hi-speed train through the last of the productive dairy/farmland east of Fresno.

Posted by: BJM at March 16, 2013 9:47 AM

I heart NY -- and I'm a native-born Texan.

It's not the physical environment in New York that makes things bad there, but rather the political climate.

A townhouse in Manhattan and a small farm Upstate would work very well for me. Put a rational (conservative) government in Albany and in the City and New York would be a damned fine place to live and work. (Not as good as Texas, of course, but still mighty fine.)

Posted by: B Lewis at March 16, 2013 9:58 AM

We can only handle so much truth.

Posted by: Bob Agard at March 16, 2013 11:26 AM

Should have called it California Streamin'

B, did you mean like the townhouse Chelsea and her hubby just bought for 10 million? :)

Posted by: Gayle at March 16, 2013 1:08 PM

It couldn't get much worse unless some moron built a hi-speed train through the last of the productive dairy/farmland east of Fresno.
Posted by BJM at March 16, 2013 9:47 AM

Some of y'all may not recognize that the hi-speed train through etc etc is Jerry Brown's latest boondoggle, along with the so-called SMART train north of San Francisco.

Cheap transportation for urban thugs to reach the sububurbs and small towns to do business, though.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at March 16, 2013 3:19 PM

Hey Lazarus, what do you think happened to California during those years when people were moving in? The state was inundated by fruits and nuts, and unfortunately, they've given it the shitty legacy that we live with today.

San Francisco was actually a pretty patriotic town during WWII and even into the early 60's. (Don't forget, this is the state that gave us Ronald Reagan.) The hippies and others that came in the 60's ruined the place. Nancy Pelosi? From Baltimore. Babs Boxer? The Bronx. Maxine Waters? Missouri. Barbara Lee? Texas.

Unfortunately for California, we inherited the dregs of the United States, and they're staying here. The folks leaving have had enough of the high taxes and liberal politics that infests so much of this once-great state.
I only wish all of these shitheads were heading back home, but no, you'll be getting the folks who are tired of this shit.

I'm 5th-generation San Franciscan, 6th generation Californian. I love the state, but hate the bastards who've ruined it.

And I'm staying and fighting.

If you look at electoral maps, county by county, California would be considered a red state. The Bay Area and now L.A. outvote the rest of us, however.
So quit bashing's not the Californians who ruined it.

Posted by: Uncle Jefe at March 16, 2013 4:12 PM

I guess this means that those fleeing California which they have crapped in and turned into a cesspool of poverty, envirnonmentalism, corruption and diversity are looking for fresh fields to infect. Beware Texas of these pod people.

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Posted by: ゴルフ通販 at April 25, 2013 5:17 AM