Californians aren’t leaving the state en masse — but they are leaving San Francisco, study says

March 7, 2021 ☼ san-francisocaliforniamigration

Source: Los Angeles Times - Link

Most who left San Francisco stayed in the Bay Area economic region, according to the study, and some 80% remained in the state — a trend consistent with pre-pandemic patterns. Although Bay Area counties and urban centers in Southern California tend to be the most popular destinations for those leaving San Francisco, counties in the Sierra Nevada mountains saw some of the largest population growth from the Bay Area, especially in the final quarter of 2020.

Folks like California. The sky-high property values in SF are causing pain there. Folks in service occupations can’t get close enough to service. It is similar in NYC.