This chart represents where people currently living in each state were born. In our state, 47% were born here, but a substantial number emigrated from California (the yellow-gold) and the darker grey indicates a large number of people from outside the U.S. also live here. Interesting. This data and map came from Gregor Aisch and Robert Gebeloff.

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Zillow recently reported that rents have increased by 21% over the last five years, while wages increased by 10.4%. “Lots of people have this rule of thumb – that you shouldn’t be spending more than 30 percent of income toward housing. In Seattle, we’ve hit that number,” said Skylar Olsen, senior economist for Zillow. Could this not spark a home-buying binge? On a related note, when is apartment construction going to slow down?