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More People Are Moving Out of California Than In

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The Golden Coast isn't drawing the same level of enthusiasm for would-be transplants as it once did.

NBC Los Angeles reports on new information out from the Census Bureau that details the ways in which more people moved out of our state than in during 2011. To wit -- about 100,000 more left than arrived.

The news site notes that people who left Cali most often headed to Texas, followed by Arizona, Nevada, Washington then Oregon.

Experts chalk the change up to the fact that it's so expensive to move out west, and in case you hadn't heard, the economy has been suffering over the past few years. That means that people are looking to go where it's cheaper.

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Still, NBC notes that some intrepid (idealistic?) folks are still hedging their bets and slinging their belongings into our state, with the most people coming in from Texas as well.

Maybe there's some sort of direct line from Texas to Cali that we don't know about...?