Are Californians moving back to California?

Ever heard of the saying, "You can take the person out of California, but you can't take California out of the person"? (I haven't either) Well, it seems like that's precisely what's happening! Californians who once made a beeline for Idaho's serene landscapes and slower pace of life could now be feeling the magnetic pull of their original home. California's diverse culture, economic opportunities, and sunny climate seem to be whispering in their ears, "Come back home," and it's not just people in Idaho. 

Are Idahoans moving to California?

Now, here comes the fun part. What if Idahoans are trading in their peaceful landscapes for California's bustling energy? That irony in that would have anyone scratching their head. It's like swapping a cozy cabin for a flashy penthouse! But who are we to judge? After all, who wouldn't want a piece of the California glitz and glamour? So here's to the Idahoans. May your dreams of surfing and sunbathing come true, because I'm sure at some point, the inversion will have some people ready to escape. 

Why the heck are we even talking about this? 

According to a recent article on 24/7 Wall St., while some Californians seek greener pastures in Idaho, many Americans from various states are setting their sights west. It is a modern-day gold rush, with people not after the precious metal but the promise of a life full of possibilities. So, the allure of California remains strong, drawing in many willing to embrace its charm and opportunities.

How Many People Moved To California From Idaho?


Photo by Chris Leipelt on Unsplash
Photo by Chris Leipelt on Unsplash


  • 5,567 people moved from Idaho to California in 2022.
  • 70,542 people moved out of Idaho in 2022

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