New Brief Explores the Disparities in Bay Area Migration Patterns

A new brief, published in collaboration with BuildZoom, explores recent migration trends in the Bay Area, adding important evidence to the widely held perception that the region is becoming less inclusive. Issi Romem, Chief Economist at BuildZoom and a Terner Fellow, and Elizabeth Kneebone, Research Director at the Terner Center, find that between 2010 and 2016, low-income households and black and Hispanic residents were disproportionately likely to leave the Bay Area. 

The study also reinforces findings from a prior study whereby those moving into the Bay Area are substantially more affluent and educated than those leaving. Among all large U.S. metros, the Bay Area has the greatest discrepancy in demographics between newcomers and those departing.

Read the full brief and check out media coverage on our website here.