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The top metros across the nation adding to the LA-OC metro population

Since 2010, the Los Angeles-Orange County metro area has added 714,057 people to its population.

May 29, 2019
  • Since 2010, the Los Angeles-Orange County metro area has added 714,057 people to its population. Orange County alone has added 243,725 people. Over the next four years, the metro area is expected to grow at an average of 0.62 percent per year, reaching a population of 13.9 million by year 2023. Orange County is expected to grow at an average of 0.86 percent per year, reaching a population of 3.39 million in 2023. 
  • The LA-OC metro is the second most populated area in the U.S., only after New York City. But where do these people come from? According to metro-to-metro migration flow data published by the U.S. Census Bureau, the top three metros outside of the state of California adding to the LA-OC population are New York City, Chicago and Boston. 
  • Notably, all but two of the top 10 metros adding to LA-OC’s population are in cold weather areas. Moreover, as seen in the map above, people are traveling far distances to relocate themselves in the sunny LA-OC region. 

Source: JLL Research, U.S. Census Bureau, ESRI

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