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Old 12-04-2013, 11:18 PM
 
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Hey Everyone!

I was wondering, what do you guys think the percentage of people living in the Bay Area are not from the Bay Area?

I always imagined a ton of people not from the area moving here, but in my experience, most people are actually local, born and raised.

Thoughts?
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:25 PM
 
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Maybe 5-10% of the people I know were born/raised/live here. I don't know if it's because there aren't many natives still here or my personality. I would hate to live in one place my entire life, so most of my friends usually share that same thought. That could be why I know so little natives, but this goes for most places I've lived.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:50 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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A ton of people not from the Bay Area do move there. But quite a few natives are there, too. There's room for both.
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:20 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Definitely in SF I can testify that most people are not from the Bay Area. Obviously though, this is probably not the most accurate representation of the Bay Area as a whole as SF is pretty transient in general.

I'd say out of my coworkers, maybe 50% are from here and the others are from different countries.
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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According to the Census Bureau, In 2012, 50.1% of the Bay Area was born in another country or another state. If we factor in the locally born children of this massive group, then it's probable that in sum, people born out of state and outside the US and their children probably account for 60%-70% of the total Bay Area population, which means that people that are second-generation Californian and older are slightly less than a third of the total population. The cenus data I found doesn't go deeper as far as intra-California migration but I'm sure NorCalers from outside of the Bay account for a good portion too, as well as SoCal people.
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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Once you live somewhere, you're automatically a "local" because you live there, so anyone living in the Bay Area is a "local" by virtue of living there. I think what you meant to ask is what percentage of the population are not "natives," as in people raised there from a very young age and who still live there? Among the natives who are well-connected and wealthy, there are probably many that still live there.

Most poor natives without any resources usually find themselves pushed out to places like Modesto, Tracy, Stockton, Sacramento, Marysville, Patterson, Los Banos, Yuba City and Chico. Some go up to Redding and Susanville or leave California altogether for places like Reno, NV; Oregon and Boise, Idaho. Still, others find themselves down in Southern California's suburbs and exurbs where their money goes much further than it would in the Bay Area.

Southern California has towns and small cities that rival the quality of Walnut Creek, Danville, Pleasanton, Sausalito and Palo Alto and are much more affordable.

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Old 12-05-2013, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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Well, for instance, I've always thought that demographically, you get the same "scene" in both places but your money goes further in So Cal because there is greater housing stock:


NOR CAL TOWN: = SO CAL TOWN:

Pacifica = Ventura
Oxnard = Redwood City
Danvile = Stevenson Ranch, Agoura Hills, Calabassas
Walnut Creek = Thousand Oaks
Pleasanton = Valencia
Palo Alto = South Pasadena, San Marino
Cupertino = Arcadia
Santa Cruz = Santa Barbara / Isla Vista / Goleta
Gilroy/Morgan Hill = Camarillo / Somas Ranch
American Canyon = Chino Hills
Half Moon Bay = Redondo Beach/Manhattan Beach/Hermosa beach
Menlo Park = Claremont
Livermore = Saugus, Canyon Country
Alamo = Agua Dulce
San Jose = Burbank, Glendale, North Hollywood
Los Gatos = La Crescenta/Montrose
Haight Ashbury = Venice Beach
Tracy/ Mountain House = Palmdale
Stockton = San Bernardino
Davis/Vacaville = Riverside
Oakland = Long Beach / Compton
the Presidio/the Marina = Santa Monica, Marina del Rey
Emeryville = Torrance / Carson
Berkeley = Silver Lake/ Los Feliz/ Atwater Village
Milpitas = Diamond Bar / Whittier
Mountain View = Alhambra
Rancho Cordova / Granite Bay = Temecula/Murrieta

and so forth...
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:00 PM
 
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how does this compare to other large cities? is there a list anywhere?

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According to the Census Bureau, In 2012, 50.1% of the Bay Area was born in another country or another state. If we factor in the locally born children of this massive group, then it's probable that in sum, people born out of state and outside the US and their children probably account for 60%-70% of the total Bay Area population, which means that people that are second-generation Californian and older are slightly less than a third of the total population. The cenus data I found doesn't go deeper as far as intra-California migration but I'm sure NorCalers from outside of the Bay account for a good portion too, as well as SoCal people.
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:50 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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Vast majority of people are not local.
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:08 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Probably at least 75-80% of the people I know are natives. I guess it just depends where you live, work, and associate with.
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