Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Infographic Shows Where Los Angeles' Transplants Come From

LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

It's time to rewrite your jokes about clueless transplants from the Midwest ruining our fair city. The biggest suppliers of out-of-state transplants are actually from our neighbors to the East: Arizona and Nevada.

The company Spokeo took a look at out-of-state area codes in different U.S. cities to figure out where their transplants are coming from. Here's how they did it: "By identifying the origin of a mobile number and matching it to address records, Spokeo has pinpointed migration and settlement trends throughout the United States."

Our biggest feeder states are from the west: Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Washington and Utah. Then comes the first entry from the Midwest (Illinois) and East Coast (New York).

Our top three cities for transplants were not what we would have guessed: Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas. This wasn't what I would expect, but Henderson natives should set me straight in the comment. Chicago, New York and Brooklyn rounded out the next three spots.

Support for LAist comes from

Finding out-of-state transplants for Los Angeles seems a little less interesting than it might be for cities in New York, which are much closer to other states (like Jersey and Connecticut) because it seems like a lot of non-natives (including this blogger repping the 661) seem to be from the Golden State anyway.

[h/t Gothamist]