A report from the Oregon Employment Department shows that from 2013 to 2017, more people have moved to Oregon than have left.
Although Oregon saw migration flow between every state in the nation, it was mostly between nearby western states. Oregon also saw an influx of people from specific career industries.
Oregon gains the most residents from California. On average, 39,320 Californians move to Oregon annually. But an average of 19,523 Oregonians also make the move south, leaving Oregon with a net gain of 19,797 new residents from California every year.
The state with the second-highest net "in-migration" number (the difference between people moving from a state and Oregonians leaving for that same state) is Hawaii.
Oregon saw a net gain of more than 2,000 people from Hawaii per year in that five-year period.
Click here to read the rest of the story by OPB, a news partner of the Portland Tribune.
You count on us to stay informed and we depend on you to fund our efforts. Quality local journalism takes time and money. Please support us to protect the future of community journalism.