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More people left Los Angeles than moved to the city in 2020, a pattern that can be seen in many California cities. (City of Los Angeles/Twitter)

A week after Texas added two congressional seats and California lost one, state officials reported a population decline in 2020 for the first time in the Golden State's history.

California fell by over 182,000 people from January 2020 to January 2021, dropping almost 0.5% to cap out at around 39.5 million people. It is still the nation's most populous state.

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Austin's Giga Texas site has another plan in the works, according to a file shared with the city of Austin. (Tesla Owners of Austin/Twitter)

A few months before Tesla's massive Giga Texas factory is scheduled to be complete, the company appears to be constructing another industrial building on its property nearby.

A plan filed with the city on April 30 appears to show another large building plan on the company's 2,500-acre lot. The project is located near the Gigafactory on Harold Road and appears to be part of Tesla's "Bobcat Project."

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Oracle is one of several big California companies to relocate its headquarter to Austin recently. (CC)

The effects of the California migration have now bled into politics.

On Monday, the U.S Census Bureau announced a shift in political power as Texas gained two congressional seats—the most out of any state—while California lost one seat for the first time in its 170-year history.

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Miami and Austin are going head-to-head for tech transplants. (Pexels)

Californians love Texas, and Austin—with its liberal politics, relatively affordable housing and job opportunities—is particularly adored. In fact, the Lone Star State was the main recipient of departing Californians in 2019, according to the latest available U.S. Census Bureau data.

But other states, including Florida, are seeing increased interest. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has made a name for himself on Twitter recruiting techies and hyping up his city, which has a lot in common with Austin—with the added benefit of a beach and sans the "Don't California my Texas" attitude.

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