Why is the Golden State’s population growth flattening?
California’s famously sunny climate and laidback lifestyle have drawn people to the state for generations. With plentiful jobs in diverse industries from tech to entertainment, it’s no surprise that people from all over the world hope to live out the California dream.
“California has always been a magnet for transplants,” says Dowell Myers, a professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy and director of the Population Dynamics Research Group. Myers has studied the demographics of the Golden State for decades. “Since the days of the Gold Rush, everybody came from somewhere else.”
But that may be changing…