It is not your imagination.
There has been a noticeable surge in people moving from Blue States to Red States. Alabama is now one of the fastest growing states in America.
“More people moved to Florida than any other state in the country in 2022, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors.
The Sunshine State saw the highest net domestic migration gains last year, with its population growing by 1.9 percent. It was followed by Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, respectively, with regard to domestic net migration totals.
Overall, 26 states had more people move into their regions than out.
For the past six years, the moving rate in the United States has declined, with the rate reaching a historic low in 2021. …”
The fastest growing states in America are Florida, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Arizona, Idaho, Alabama, and Oklahoma. The states with the largest outmigration are progressive strongholds like California, New York and Illinois. Even Colorado is losing population.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Reno area has seen 25,000 new residents according to reports and is expected to be one of the fastest growing cities in the coming years.
An article published by the Los Angeles Times on Thursday found that the droves of residents are moving to northern Nevada and causing issues with pre-settled residents who are seeing rising prices and traffic troubles. …“
“The left has long believed that Democratic states are the future, whereas Republican states are the past. But migration data show that red and blue might be starting to switch places. …
Jerusalem took a close look at Florida and New York, which together are a paradigm of a broader national trend of migration from blue states to red states. She found that the cost of housing is likely the single greatest factor behind the shift. “The top 10 metro areas for unaffordability are a sort of who’s who of Democratic cities: Los Angeles–Long Beach–Anaheim tops the list, with New York–Newark–Jersey City rolling into the sixth spot as the first non-California metro,” she writes. …”
The cost of housing and rent along with job growth is driving the exodus.