Southern California Counties Set National Migration Pace
"The nation’s most powerful internal migration flow in recent years has been from Los Angeles and Orange counties into two 'Inland Empire' counties to the east, a new Census Bureau report indicates," reports Dan Walters.
"That eastward stream of migration into Riverside and San Bernardino counties during the 2009-2013 period helped the region become the state’s leader in population growth. Its population rose by 1 million between 2000 and 2010, nearly a third of all California growth during the decade, and has since increased by another 200,000."
Walters notes that the migration in Southern California—from one location to a nearby location—mirrored trends around the country. Nine out of ten of the top ten migration flows, in fact, were to nearby metro areas over that time period.