Long Beach, California 2021-05-07 17:50:22 –
State officials announced on Friday that California’s population fell 0.46% between January 2020 and January 2021 to just under 39.5 million.
The population of Long Beach declined at an even steeper rate of 0.9%, from 472,052 to 467,730.
The news arrives a week after the US Census Bureau announces a slight population growth in California. As a result, the state lost its parliamentary seat for the first time because it grew slower than other states in the last decade.
However, census figures reflect the state’s population in April 2020. The new state figures released on Friday reflect the state’s population in January 2021.
A total of 88,000 people have died in the four most populous cities in the states of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, and San Francisco. LA has fallen the most at nearly 52,000, losing about 75,000 in the last three years, and the total population has fallen to just over 3.9 million. Long Beach lost 4,322 people.
More people left California to other states than moved here, and continued the decades of trend that caused criticism of the state’s high taxes and progressive politics. However, state officials say 2020 was unusual as the coronavirus pandemic stopped international immigrants and killed 51,000 people.
California mortality was 19% higher than the average over the last three years. Fifty-one of the 58 counties in the state recorded above-average mortality rates over three years. In 12 of these counties, there was an increase of more than 20%. Mortality was 27% higher than average in the most populous Los Angeles County in the United States, with a population of over 10 million.
Walter Schwarm, a California demographer, said:
California became a state following the gold rush in 1850, and people began to look for their property in the west. After World War II, the population surged with the help of strong defense and the aerospace industry. It grew again in the 1980s and 1990s as tech companies mapd Silicon Valley.
However, growth slowed in the years following the end of the Cold War, when the federal government cut defense spending in the 1990s, and before the Great Depression in the late 2000s.
In the years following the recession, California’s economy has grown for ten consecutive years. The state’s population was estimated to exceed 40 million. This is a major milestone for the state, which began as a remote outpost during the Western Pioneer era.
However, state growth slowed significantly in the late 2010s. While more people left the state than they migrated to the state, their losses were offset by international migration and childbirth.
State officials say the decline in fertility, as well as the decline in international immigrants and the increase in deaths from the coronavirus, led to the state’s first year-on-year population decline.
California experienced a negative international migration in 2020. State officials say this is a direct effect of the Trump administration’s decision to suspend the issuance of new visas for most of the year. Due to restrictions on the coronavirus around the world, the number of international students coming to California has decreased by about 29%, and the number of international students has decreased by about 53,000.
HD Palmer, a Treasury spokesman, said: “That is, by the time we make the same forecast 12 months later, we expect 2021 to return to a slightly positive growth rate.”
The state’s population has become a political issue this year in light of efforts to bring back Governor Gavin Newsom by Republicans blaming high taxes and the governor’s policy towards those fleeing the state. According to an analysis of census data from the California Institute of Public Policy, about 6.1 million people went to other states between 2010 and 2020, compared to about 4.9 million who migrated to California from other states. I left California.
Treasury population estimates come from a variety of sources, including births and deaths, new driver licenses and address changes, school admissions, and federal tax returns.