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25 states people are fleeing from the most

Published: Thursday, March 7 2013 8:59 a.m. MST

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Total population: 19,570,261 people

Amount of people leaving state: 115,754

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.5915 percent

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A1994
Centerville, UT

9 of the top 10 are 'blue' states. How odd.

metamoracoug
metamora, IL

I can provide a long list of reasons why folks are leaving Illinois, to include: increase in income tax rate from 3% to 5%; the worst credit rating of any state in the Union; A clueless governor; 2 incarcerated former governors; Chicago imposing its socialistic will on down state; high corporate tax rate; highest unfunded pension for state employees; expanding Medicaid when the state is already 12 months delinquent in paying it's medical claims. Except for the fact that my wife is so well established here in her private practice, we'd be gone.

Coach Biff
Lehi, UT

Not odd at all. Who wants to live in a nanny state run by special interests and counterculture values completely foreign to anything considered traditional with soaring taxes and enviro nuts who look down upon you for not driving a Prius? Go figure....

Zorro
Bakersfield, CA

Somethings wrong. Alaska and Rhode Island have the same pop?

josephscott
Sandy, UT

The title using the word "fleeing", yet nothing in this "article" provides any supporting reference for people fleeing. Simply stating that people have moved from one place to another does not make it "fleeing".

josephscott
Sandy, UT

Would be nice to have a link to the source data for this list. Census estimates for many of these states show an increase in the total population, not a decrease.

Emajor
Ogden, UT

A1994,
And many of the rest are Red States, with every conservative's favorite whipping boy (California) way down at #23. How odd! The most liberal state isn't even in the top 20.

You don't have a clue why people are leaving these states, but that sure isn't stopping you from making a childish partisan snipe. Everything boils down to liberal vs. conservative, I suppose Here's a fun correlation I can draw using your logic. The Eastern US tends to have more blue states, while the west is dominated by red. The sun rises in the east because it is pleased that there are so many blue states out there, it then moves westward and gets so disappointed with all the red that it decides to set! Even California can't keep it in the sky.

Dustin Caldwell
RIVERTON, UT

The numbers of people moving are so small compared to the populations that drawing any conclusions is ridiculous. Its all in the statistical noise.

eastcoastcoug
Danbury, CT

Where in the world is this data from? How does the government know, to a person, how many people are moving out of a state? How many more are moving in? Do these include migrants who move into the country via one state and then find greater opportunity in another?

This doesn't tell us the status of these people - are they high or low income, employed, what level of education, etc. Is someone "fleeing" or simply moving?

Nice to speculate about how people are "fleeing" because of one cause or another, but this tells us absolutely nothing.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

If North Dakota is growing and their birth rate is the same, then people are moving into that state from somewhere else. Or maybe it is only people coming to North Dakota from other countries.

If North Dakota hadn't got a landfall with the resources they are now extracting without being on federal lands, they have chosen to get around the federal mandates to shut everything down on using the resources that God gave to us. The spotted owl in Washington with lumber, the desert tortoise in Utah along with other animals. The fish in the waters of states that rely on water to live. The Great Salt Lake and the brine shrimp and the brine flies will be on the list shortly. House flies could be next and the insect spray companies will be out of business.

Thanks for the Deseret News keeping us informed on important matters. I am sure people in Utah who are looking for jobs in other states are glad to be informed of places they want to evaluate their status better.

We need to have a government at all levels that inform us with honesty and integrity and truthfulness. However, there are unscrupulous people.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

Having lived in Illinois for 9 years and the flow of the Unions and a political party that definitely is linked at the hip, it is not a business friendly state. They have a rich lottery and people gamble on making money. They have a state run by Chicago tactics and not the Springfield capital/capitol area. Lincoln may have won the convention in Chicago but it was his workings away from Chicago that got him a limelight in Chicago. He built his life on character and principles for the people. He dealt with people fair and square for our country. He made hard decisions. Governors and mayors in Illinois, especially Chicago run on a different process. Labor day parades were the largest parades due to all the union workers and the various unions that filled the parades. They knew who was paying their bills and retirements.

Elected officials in government are an extension of the union based society in Illinois for over 100 years. The Daly's knew and know it. The President and his top aides have known that process as he governs similarly. We are members of His Union and Union bosses rule.

Feliz
Kaysville, UT

Sounds like all the liberals are in denial. Their policies are pure garbage and no amount of evidence can convince them otherwise.

Emajor
Ogden, UT

A1994,
And many of the rest are Red States, with every conservative's favorite whipping boy (California) way down at #23. How odd! The most liberal state isn't even in the top 20.

This article doesn't tell us why people are leaving these states, but I doubt it boils down to liberal vs. conservative.

Here's a fun correlation I can draw using your logic: The Eastern US tends to have more blue states, while the west is dominated by red. The sun rises in the east because it is pleased and optimistic that there are so many blue states out there, it then moves westward and gets so disappointed with all the red that it decides to set! Even California can't keep it in the sky.

Dante
Salt Lake City, UT

Emajor, California is continuously repopulated by in-migration from Mexico and Latin America.

BYU Track Star
Los Angeles, CA

@Dante, Que es su problema con Hispanic-Americanos vivi en California? mejor que el pobre ingles qui prommenade the pais en handcarts 160 anos pasado?

JWB
Kaysville, UT

When I see and read articles claiming how great Hugo Chavez was for his country, I don't know where those people have ever lived. Having lived in Caracas and having seen many parts, it was a country with so much capability compared to other parts of Latin America in Central American countries. California would have picked up some of those immigrants over the years. There are many other states where the people of Venezuela came to study and gain a skill to use in their own country. They lived in a country for the past 14 years or so with a very socialistic behavior and dealings with Cuba and espousing socialism to Bolivia and other Latin American nations. They may want to live in our country but they saw what socialism did to their very high potential country with many opportunities to excel.

Even our worst states, whether red or blue, give people from other countries their best hoped dream. They could do better in some states but the fear is that our country will lose the motivation of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and property.

We don't need our government to become the land barons and thwart.

UU32
Bountiful, UT

New York stinks. Surprised more aren't leaving there. 2013 will see even more defections as the big banks lay off tens if not hundreds of thousands in total.

SS
MiddleofNowhere, Utah

First of all, it is ridiculous to argue over this because the people leaving these states are probably moving to another one of the states on the list, they don't just disappear.

@ Emajor, it is, however, worth stating that although California may be #23 on the list, the list is numbered by the percentages leaving the state. Therefore, California has one of the highest numbers of total people leaving the state. The only reason it is so low on the list is because its population is so high and 44,500 people is a lower percentage.

metamoracoug
metamora, IL

Emajor: California is unique in that everyone who can afford to leave already has and there is still a steady influx of Hispanic immigrants.

killpack
Sandy, UT

The bottom line is this: the IRS has police power over residents of ALL fifty states. And they are as just as effective at requisitioning your hard earned money in Texas as they are in New York/New Jersey. Until Texas secedes from the union, good luck seeing any real benefits tax wise.

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