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A Golden (State) Opportunity: census data reveals who is moving into -and out of- California




A section of the California seal hangs on the front of the State of California Earl Warren building January 22, 2007 in San Francisco, California.
A section of the California seal hangs on the front of the State of California Earl Warren building January 22, 2007 in San Francisco, California.
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Expensive housing, constantly gridlocked traffic, fires, floods, earthquakes and then there's the taxes. Everything from a gallon of gas to a gallon of milk, costs extra in California. So who in their right mind would want to come and live here? 

Turns out a lot of people want to move to the Golden State. According to a newly released survey for 2017 from the U.S. Census Bureau, despite more people leaving California than arriving from other states, California still attracts steady stream of people, who are often wealthier and better educated.

In addition to that, even with the departures, California’s overall population has grown, due in part to the the number of births still exceeding the number of deaths, as well as rise in immigrants from China, India and other Asian nations.

If you are a new transplant to L.A., call us at 866-893-5722 and tell us why you decided to move to California.

With guest host Queena Kim.

Guests:

Margot Roosevelt, reporter for the LA Times covering California economic, labor and workplace issues; she wrote a recent article about the newly released census bureau survey

Dowell Myers, demographer, urban planner and housing expert; public policy professor at USC