Migration Profile for California, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left California in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

California People Moving into California People Moving out of California Net # People Moving into California from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 467,388 584,881 -117,493 0.80
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 80,128 119,413 -39,285 0.67
Aged 18-19 29,015 37,142 -8,127 0.78
Aged 20-24 86,962 81,605 5,357 1.07
Aged 25-34 117,525 140,241 -22,716 0.84
Aged 35-44 59,835 80,762 -20,927 0.74
Aged 45-54 42,546 55,329 -12,783 0.77
Aged 55-64 25,376 36,267 -10,891 0.70
Aged 65+ 26,001 34,122 -8,121 0.76
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 191,738 210,155 -18,417 0.91
Married 145,539 191,329 -45,790 0.76
Divorced 39,417 51,035 -11,618 0.77
Separated 9,139 14,210 -5,071 0.64
Widowed 11,887 14,513 -2,626 0.82
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 19,633 35,968 -16,335 0.55
High School Graduate 47,647 68,346 -20,699 0.70
Some college or Associates degree 72,446 115,087 -42,641 0.63
Bachelor’s Degree 79,949 76,636 3,313 1.04
Graduate or Professional Degree 51,608 50,684 924 1.02
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 45,725 58,188 -12,463 0.79
$1-$9,999 79,549 113,454 -33,905 0.70
$10,000-$24,999 100,756 118,912 -18,156 0.85
$25,000-$49,999 79,849 101,046 -21,197 0.79
$50,000-$74,999 41,050 43,219 -2,169 0.95
$75,000+ 50,791 46,423 4,368 1.09
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 67,107 90,016 -22,909 0.75
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 36,671 60,949 -24,278 0.60
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 323,531 382,293 -58,762 0.85

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into California” refers to those people living in California in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of California” refers to those people living in California in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 0.80 means that very every 100 people leaving California for another state, 80 people are moving to California from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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