The US States People Are Fleeing in 2022

It's no secret that people are moving around the United States a lot lately. Ever since the rapid increase in housing prices and the rapid decrease in employment since the pandemic, people have been searching for more affordable places to go. 

So where are all these people going? Let's take a look at some of the states that are losing the most people and where they are ending up.

In 2016, New Jersey enacted a gas tax increase of 23 cents per gallon, and there have been rumors of more tax increases to come. So it's no surprise that people are moving out of New Jersey in droves.

New Jersey

New York has some of the highest taxes in the country, and many people are simply tired of paying so much to the government.

New York

The state has been struggling to pay its bills for years, and things came to a head in 2017 when the state's credit rating was downgraded to “junk” status.


Like Illinois and New Jersey, Connecticut is also facing some serious financial difficulties. The state has a huge budget deficit, and it's been raising taxes to try to close the gap.


One reason for this is the high cost of living in California. housing costs have skyrocketed in recent years, and many people are being priced out of the market.


Kansas has been struggling economically for years, and things came to a head in 2017 when the state enacted massive tax cuts.


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