Out-Migration from the San Francisco Bay Area Getting Wealthier and Wealthier

The effects of one of the most expensive housing markets in the country are in display in this data analysis of migration to and from the San Francisco Bay Area.
December 23, 2017, 1pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The median household income of those leaving the Bay Area and those moving into the region reached new highs," according to an article by Issi Romen. Specifically: "In 2016, the median household income of people moving out of the Bay Area reached $81,500 while that of new residents reached $90,000."

As recently as 2013, out-migrants from the San Francisco bay Area were earning a median household income of $61,550 a year. In-migrants were earning $72,100 the same year. By analyzing in a lot more detail the in- and out-migration demographics for the Bay Area, Rossi reveals that the Bay Area is crowding people out—fewer have the necessary income to move in, and more people are not making enough to stay.

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Published on Friday, December 15, 2017 in Buildzoom
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