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.
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?