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High cost of living is driving domestic out-migration; immigration making up the difference

•An Average of 13 people moved into the city in 2016 a 19 percent drop from 2015 and a 50 percent drop from the peak of 26 per day in 2012.

•Despite the contraction in domestic net migration since 2014, immigration has picked up the slack totaling more than 7,100 people in 2016, up 6 percent from 2015.  Foreign talent in technology is driving growth in this segment.

•However, potential immigration policies, including curbing H1B visas, could have substantial impacts on overall net migration, slowing demand for housing and limiting further job growth.

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