Inquiring minds are reading about the citizens of Orange County, California, leaving. Look at the above graph and realize 2010 will be the ninth year in a row where Orange County has lost population:
The out-migration was higher in 2005 through 2007, which would coincide with the soaring price of Orange County housing. Between 2009 and 2010, 6,475 residents moved out, but the county’s population grew 28,190 because 12,223 people from foreign countries moved in, the Dept. of Finance said.
Since 2000, Orange County’s population has increased 335,882, the Dept. of Finance estimates. That growth comes from residents of other nations, legal and “unauthorized” as the department labels them.
Loren Kaye, president of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education, does the calculations for the whole state in this article for Fox & Hounds Daily. California gained 350,000 residents from 2009 to 2010, he reports but 72,484 more people moved out of state than moved in from other parts of the United States. The gain was from more births than deaths of current residents and foreign immigrants.
Got that? Reading between the lines, illegal immigrants and their ‘anchor’ babies are the only reason that California’s population is growing.
And you wonder why the Democrat Party is categorically against immigration reform when 70% of Hispanics vote Democrat?
And the bonus question: What do you think is the percentage of people leaving that are Republicans?
The next election cycle will show an even bigger disparity in voter registration. But the joke will end up being on the Democrats because the Republican House will have no reason to bail California out. Remember this post:
It will be most interesting to see if liberals/progressives/socialists will show maturity by accepting the bed they have made for themselves…for once.
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