The past two years have caused a lot of changes. Many Americans had their worlds turned upside down; this was not necessarily due to COVID, but due to the way governments responded to COVID.
Some people, unfortunately, lost their livelihoods and businesses for good. Other people continue barely hanging on by a thread, even to this day.
Between lockdowns, mandates, and other restrictions, a lot of people have started rethinking where they live. This is now leading to a major reduction of folks located in large cities.
Changing demographics in the United States
One of the most obvious demographic changes today deals with the rise of people leaving blue states and moving to red ones.
Aside from mandates, many Americans just don’t want to face high taxes, homelessness, crime, and other issues in states where Democrats call the shots.
In numerous cases, this means people are leaving places like Los Angeles and Chicago for cities such as Sarasota and Dallas Fort-Worth. Moreover, four of the cities seeing major growth in new residents are located in Florida.
Arizona, Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina are also states seeing rises in new residents. Meanwhile, the highest numbers of departures come from New York, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, etc.
A bitter pill for Democrats to swallow
Members of the Democrat Party are constantly trashing red states like Florida. Yet, judging from people’s moving habits, more people want to live life in Florida than in states like California.
The mass exodus shows the policies being put in place by Democratic legislatures and governors simply don’t work. Weeks ago, the California state legislature actually killed a gas tax removal proposal; then, the legislature went on to actually heighten the gas tax.
In New York City, the Democratic mayor kept a mask mandate in place for very young children. If Democrats persist with these policies, their states will get smaller and smaller.
Already, California actually lost a House seat, due to a drastic decline in population numbers. Nevertheless, this blue state and others remain set in their ways with these radically left-wing reforms.
Americans are adjusting (and moving) accordingly.