Americans Fleeing High-Tax Blue States For Florida, Texas: Data

  • Low taxes and warm weather were once again a draw for Americans in 2022, with Florida and Texas seeing the most migration from other states, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors.
  • And on the flip side, California, New York and Illinois are losing the most people.
  • Americans have been leaving high-tax states for years, shifting to the Sun Belt in search of bigger houses, sunshine and lower costs. The trend picked up steam during the pandemic and continued through last year, even as offices in major cities like Chicago, New York and San Francisco reopened and bosses started calling employees back.