The state of California has just released new data that indicates its population has declined for the second consecutive year in a row.
This is the first time that this has happened since the 1950s.
Per the report by The California Department of Finance on Monday, the state’s population dipped below 40 million residents in 2020.
This is a 0.14% decline from 2019, and brings the total population loss over the last two years to around 55,000 people.
The majority of this loss can be attributed to people moving out of California to other parts of the country.
As mentioned, net migration out