By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star
The Census Bureau says former Californians make up about 9.7% of Arizona’s population, while 3.6% of Arizona residents come from Illinois.
So if it seems like everyone here is from somewhere else, you’re partly right.
About 60% right.
New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show that fewer than 40% of state residents were born here.
And a separate report finds that nearly 3.9% of those living in Arizona last year were living somewhere else a year before that.
So where are all those Arizonans coming from?
Many of those were born to the west. In fact, former Californians make up about 9.7% of the state population.
In second place — but far behind — are all those Cubs fan who decided to migrate. The Census Bureau finds 3.6% of Arizona residents came from Illinois.