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Hawaii: 4,619 residents moved out between 2018 and 2019
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Zippia, Jan. 27, 2021

The U.S. population continues to increase year after year. In the past decade, the country saw a 6.3% increase. So why are some states seeing a decrease in their population?

Some of it has to do with the economy of each particular state. When there aren’t job opportunities, people leave.

But another chunk of it is the lack of educational growth opportunities. In general, each state tries to accommodate the majority of the population.

So if your state is filled with older generations and you’re in a younger generation, you’ll probably notice that schooling opportunities are lacking while retirement communities are in full bloom.

We looked into this phenomenon and found out which states people just don’t want to live in anymore (and then discovered the reason why.)

  1. Alaska
  2. West Virginia
  3. Illinois
  4. New York
  5. Vermont
  6. Mississippi
  7. Hawaii
  8. New Jersey
  9. Louisiana
  10. Connecticut

From being too expensive to live there anymore to retirees living out their dream of retiring on a beach, there are lots of different reasons people are leaving these states. Keep reading to find out.


This one was pretty simple. We used population data from the Census’ ACS. We simply calculated the difference between 2019 (the latest year data is available) and 2018.

We totaled the percent decrease or increase based on the total population. After all, a large state losing a thousand residents will not be nearly as impactful as a small state losing a thousand residents.

From there, we used state-to-state migration numbers to find the states that saw the highest influx of residents from the fastest, shrinking states.


Population Change: -0.33%
No. of Residents Who Moved: -4,619
Where They Moved To: California, Texas and

Hawaii, otherwise known as paradise, is one of the states losing residents at an alarmingly high rate. In fact, a whopping 4,619 residents moved out between 2018 and 2019.

But they’re not moving that far away. The majority find a new home in California. While California is known to be one of the more expensive states to live in, it’s cheap compared to the cost of living in Hawaii.

When paradise comes at such a high cost, is it really even paradise anymore? Unless you win the lottery, you might have to find a new paradise to enjoy.

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