Top 5 Destinations for Californians
We love living in California and we are happy to call it our home. California is known for the beautiful weather and plenty of opportunities, thus it has become the most populated state in America. When Californians move they usually stay within California, but that isn’t always the case. So where do Californians move to when leaving the state? Below are the top five states.
Texas is the second most populated state in America and it is the number 1 destination for Californians moving away from the Golden state. Through 2011 and 2013 Texas consistently had the highest number of Californians move to their state than any other state.
- 2011 – 58,992 People
- 2012 – 62,702 People
- 2013 – 66,318 People
Arizona is on average the second most popular state for Californians to move to. In 2011, it was the 2nd most popular state for Californians. In 2012, it was the 4th most popular. And in 2013, it was 2nd most popular again beating Nevada by just about 60 people.
- 2011 – 49,635 People
- 2012 – 44,889 People
- 2013 – 47,959 People
Nevada is the 3rd most popular state Californians move to, and it is a very close second to Arizona.
- 2011 – 40,114 People
- 2012 – 49,978 People
- 2013 – 47,897 People
Coming in 4th place is the Evergreen State. Moving up north to Washington is a pretty popular move for Californians, and in 2012 it was actually the 3rd most popular state to move to only behind Texas and Nevada.
- 2011 – 38,421 People
- 2012 – 45,597 People
- 2013 – 37,150 People
Rounding up our list in 5th place is Oregon the Beaver State. Oregon has consistently been the 5th most popular state for Californians for 2011, 2012, and 2013.
- 2011 – 34,214 People
- 2012 – 31,862 People
- 2013 – 31,380 People
If you were leaving California which of the 50 states would you pick?