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Last year 653,551 Californians relocated to other states with Texas drawing the most transplants while Nevada had the largest share of its population being 2019 newcomers from the Golden State.
Annual state-to-state migration stats from the U.S. Census Bureau reveal that Californians, when they move, like to stay in the West. And while no state lost more residents to other states, California’s 2019 departures equaled only 1.7% of its largest-in-the-nation population. Only two states had smaller shares of moves elsewhere — Michigan and Texas.