These Three Reds States Saw Greatest Population & Economic Gains

In contrast to the top three states of mass exodus (New York, California, Illinois), the top three states where Americans moved to are showing the biggest economic gains according to a USA Today Network analysis of IRS migration data. The most recent data available (from 2014-2015) reveals an income flow of $23 billion crossing states lines from blue to red.

Here are the top three red states that gained the most from the mass exodus from blue states:

Florida

Roughly 114,600 people moved to Florida between 2014-2015 primarily from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The result? A net income gain of $11.6 billion in gross adjusted income and 75 percent population gain for Florida.

Texas

During the same time period, 64,360 people moved to Texas primarily from New York, California, and Illinois. The Lone Star State saw a net gain of $3.6 billion in gross adjusted income and a net population gain of 29 percent.

Nevada

The third red state receiving those exiting from blue states was Nevada. Roughly 19,570 people moved there from California, Hawaii, and Illinois. Nevada saw a net gain of $1.4 billion in gross adjusted income and a net population gain of 86 percent.

This is what Democratic policies cost these blue states:

  • New York lost 60 percent of its net population in 2014-2015, roughly 93,160 people and $4.4 billion in gross adjusted income.
  • California lost 14 percent of its net population during the same time period, roughly 43,138 people and $2.1 billion in gross adjusted income.
  • Illinois lost 46 percent of its net population, roughly 50,320 people and $3.5 billion in gross adjusted income.

It looks like 2018 will be an even better year for red states as unfortunately, the mass exodus from blue states continues.

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