The Census Numbers Are in: Florida is the Fastest Growing State in the Country

When people leave some of America’s formerly great cities, such as Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, Florida has been one of the greatest beneficiaries as they have remained in the top five states for net positive migration.

According to newly released US Census results, Florida gained 220,890 more residents than it lost from 2020-2021.  The next best state, Texas, took in 170,307 more residents than it lost.

New York and California, meanwhile, sat at the bottom of the list.  New York lost 352,185 residents from 2020-2021, while California lost 367,299.

In an even more significant blow to Democratic policies, 9/10 of the fastest-growing states in the country have Republican governments, with Arizona being the outlier after they narrowly elected Democrat Katie Hobbs.

One Twitter user observed that people voting with their feet by the millions indicates that places like California and New York will continue to lose talent and residents to states such as Florida due to the latter’s embrace of a pro-freedom agenda.

Despite his policies being presented as controversial by the mainstream media and Democratic politicians, DeSantis has remained in the top ten for most popular Governors in the United States and currently enjoys the highest approval rating of any prominent U.S. politician.

A Morning Consult tracker similarly shows DeSantis as the seventh most popular Governor in the country, with a net approval rating of +36%. All of the top ten most popular Governors are Republican.

Liberal states like New York and California face an even more troubling trend. The people leaving are disproportionately high-earners, hallowing out the state’s tax base to fund essential services. Research from SmartAsset indicates that high-earners are moving out of the states due to high tax rates.

Beyond Florida’s relatively low tax rate, even some of DeSantis’ most controversial policies have received widespread support from voters in the state and across the country.

The Parental Rights in Education bill, dubbed the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill by its detractors, had a net approval rating of +33% among Florida voters, according to a poll conducted this year.

Liberal states have also created a hostile climate for conservatives, with some Governors going so far as to say that they don’t want Trump supporters in their state.

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In August, New York Governor Kathy Hochul told Republicans to “Jump on a bus and head down to Florida where you belong…you are not New Yorkers”

Failed Florida Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist made a similar statement the day after he won the Democratic nomination, telling DeSantis supporters that he did not want their vote.


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