Florida Now Has Massive Departures As Hundreds of Thousands Leave

Florida now has massive departures as hundreds of thousands of residents leave according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The report shows that over 275,000 people left Florida and moved to another state in 2022.

Of those leaving Florida, 46,884 moved to Georgia, 42,301 moved to North Carolina, 36,200 to Tennessee, 31,456 to South Carolina, and 29,975 relocated to Texas.

Experts have weighed in stating that Florida residents are moving out of the state primarily due to the increasingly high insurance rates.

Newsweek reported, “Home insurance premiums have tripled in the state in the past five years, with residents currently paying on average more than $4,200 per year. The national average is $1,700.”

When you have a home that’s one million dollars or less, your insurance premium becomes higher than your mortgage,” says Oscar Seikaly, chief executive of NSI Insurance Group.

The Wall Street Journal reported that even the mayor of Palm Beach County, Gregg Weiss, has decided to drop his insurance when the premium doubled to about $20,000.

“I know a lot of people who have done the same thing. The market doesn’t make sense anymore,” said the mayor.

While many residents are leaving Florida, California departures still significantly outweigh the state.

343,000 people left California and moved to another state in 2022, the highest number of any state in the country.

Of those leaving California, 102,000 moved to Texas74,000 to Arizona50,000 to Florida, and 48,000 to Nevada.

The rising costs of living, especially in younger people, are the primary cause of departures according to experts.

“We are losing younger folks, and I think we will see people continuing to migrate where housing costs are lower,” says Manuel Pastor, a professor at the University of Southern California.

Also Read: Massive Layoffs in Florida Deepen According to New Data

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A popular beer brand has now filed for an unexpected bankruptcy in efforts to reorganize the business and stay afloat, the company said.

Metropolitan Brewing, one of Chicago’s oldest craft breweries has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy “largely because it cannot afford to pay the back rent it owes its lenders,” reports TheStreet.

“Yeah, it’s true. Earlier this week, we filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

This is the ‘reorganization’ type of bankruptcy, meant to help us right our ship.

The details are super boring. Importantly…

We are still open, and we have no current plans to change that status,” the company’s owners shared.

The company’s Chapter 11 filing blames its struggles on its rent.

The brewer moved to a new, more expensive, location in 2017 and is now unable to fulfill its obligations.

“The bankruptcy is being filed because while (Metropolitan) can pay market rent for the brewery space going forward . . . there is no way the (brewery) can ever repay the amount of back rent the landlord is seeking,” the Chicago Tribune reported the company shared in its filing. 

“We still have plenty of fight in us. And we still believe in the beer we brew. We’ll get through this. It will just be easier — and way more fun — if you join us,” the company shared in a post reminding customers that it’s open year-round. 

However, industry leaders say breweries in general are facing challenges nationwide.

“Honestly, it’s not just Portland, brewery sales are down nationwide,” said Larry Clouser who has owned multiple breweries in Oregon in an interview with KGW8.

“Within the last month, seven breweries and taprooms in Portland have closed or announced their upcoming closure.

Rising costs of operation, changes in consumer drinking habits, and the lingering effects of the pandemic have all affected the market,” reported an Oregon Public Radio.

Also Read: A US Company Now Declares An Unexpected Bankruptcy

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  1. jro

    275,000 left, but 320,000 moved here. Close to 50,000 additional residents over 2021

  2. Ram

    Insurance companies come up with every formula know to man and beyond to suck the dough out of peoples pockets all in the name of “risk” never do they ever consider the amount of claims verses the amount of month after month payments for years upon years without claims being filed..There is a big disparity..

  3. Kent

    They left . Average stay 18 months and gone. Nothing here! Low wages high prices equal poverty. You understand now.

  4. Dave Anderson

    You don’t talk about how many moved here in 2022 and 23.

    • Frank Nez

      Oh that’s coming up soon ✅

      • Eric B

        Your article states that, “California departures still significantly outweigh the state”. While that is factually accurate, you failed to mention that Florida’s ‘22 exodus represents 1.45% of the state’s total population, while California’s exodus only represents .86% of its ‘22 total population. That difference is hugely relevant. Florida’s exodus on a percentage basis is 67% larger.

    • jro

      320,000 moved here in 2022

  5. John Rizzotto Sr

    Create the vacuum in a supply and demand economy and you will be paying a lot more than just insurance premiums

  6. Loman

    Of course you have to make it look like it’s Gov. Desantis’s fault. Just because he is a Republican.

  7. @ape_hive on X

    We need a few hundred thousand more to leave and maybe the housing inventory can increase.

    • Edgardo Dominguez

      There’s a lot empty houses and also new unsold houses in Florida

    • Donna

      Your house Insurance will still be SKY HIGH. Without ANY claims or damages in over 20 years my manufactured home insurance TRIPLED, and I’M TICKED TO THE MAX AND SEEING RED ! 🤬🤬

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