Los Angeles Moving Trends

Dan Mantena
Last Updated on May 21, 2024
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Los Angeles is the second biggest metro area in the country, and it just keeps getting bigger.

In fact, the City of Angels has grown faster over the last four years than it has between 2000 and 2010, with about twice as many people moving here annually than in the past.

Most new arrivals to the metro area, a total of 37 percent, come from somewhere else in California, and a whopping 26 percent are arriving from abroad. Outside of those two categories, most new arrivals are coming from the only place bigger than L.A.—New York City.

For a deeper dive into the numbers, and what is driving growth, check out or interactive data below:

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on March 31, 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Dan Mantena

Dan Mantena is a Electric Market Operations Engineer at ERCOT which is based near Austin, Texas. Outside of work he enjoys storytelling with data on various topics such as global humanitarian goals, electric generation industry trends, water markets, metro population movements and more.
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