California Out-Migration Exceeds In-Migration
For many years, California has seen more in-migration instead of out-migration except in periods of economic downturn. But recently, California has seen net out-migration despite relatively good economic times. See the Mercury News story. There are a variety of possible explanations, although the relatively high cost of living here is a primary suspect. There’s no question that living in CA has a premium attached to it; but depending on what a person is looking for, it may be worth every penny.