California Migration Patterns: Losing More Residents than Gaining
The California Chamber of Commerce recently highlighted the results of a report by United Van Lines indicating that California is continuing its trend of losing more residents to other states than it is gaining incoming residents.
According to the report, California had its lowest “outbound percentage” in 4 years, but it is still what United Van Lines calls a “high outbound” state — in other words, a state from which (as United defines it) 55% or more of the moves that United handles are out-of-state rather than in-state).
The states to which Californians are moving? According to the report, the main destinations are California’s immediate neighbors — Oregon, Arizona, and Nevada. Oregon and Nevada have ranked as what United calls “high inbound” states (where the majority of moves are into rather than out of the state) for 19 and 20 years, respectively.
Study Finds More Residents Continue to Leave California for Other States [California Chamber of Commerce]
United Van Lines 2006 Migration Study [United Van Lines]