Los Angeles County is witnessing the nation's second-largest population drop


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Los Angeles is blessed with sandy beaches, breathtaking landscapes, majestic mountains, and year-round sunshine. It offers practically everything a person might want for a quiet and fulfilled life, yet according to a recent study published by the United States Census Bureau, it is still experiencing a decline in population.

In 2021, over 75% of US counties reported population declines, a significant rise from 2020, when only roughly 55% of counties recorded population declines. Between April 2020 and July 2021, the United States Census Bureau discovered that Americans flocked to the South West, abandoning huge cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago.

New York City was the most impacted, with four of its counties losing a total of 328,000 people, falling from 8,308,443 in April 2020 to around 7,980,443 by July 2021. Los Angeles County suffered the second-largest reduction in population, dropping from 10,014,009 to 9,829,544, a drop of nearly 176,000 people. The city of Los Angeles, which has a population of 3.9 million people, suffered a dramatic decrease as well, losing 91,000 people.

There was a shift in many cases from larger, more populated counties to middle and smaller ones. These tendencies contributed to population growth in 1,822 counties (58.0%), while 1,313 (41.8%) lost residents and eight (0.3%) witnessed no change in population.

Residents of more liberal 'blue' cities and states moved to more conservative 'red' states last year, according to a general pattern. In recent years, those blue cities have also been in the news for the wrong reasons, owing to rising levels of violent crime blamed on progressive district attorneys and budget cuts to police departments.

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