Faced with the exorbitant rising costs of Bay Area living, Priya Govindarajan and Ajay Patel pack up their apartment in San Francisco, Calif., Thursday afternoon, June 9, 2016, preparing for their move to North Carolina. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
Karl Mondon Faced with the exorbitant rising costs of Bay Area living, Priya Govindarajan and Ajay Patel pack up their apartment in San Francisco, Calif., Thursday afternoon, June 9, 2016, preparing for their move to North Carolina. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

California had 61,100 more people leave for another state than move in during the 12 months ending June 30, according to state statistics.

The so-called "net outward migration" was the largest since 2011, when 63,300 more people fled California than entered, reports George Avalos of the Bay Area News Group. He writes:

A recent poll revealed that an unsettling sense of yearning has descended on people in the Bay Area: About one-third of those surveyed by the Bay Area Council say they would like to exit the nine-county region sometime soon.

High housing costs looks to be one of the reasons for the exodus. Read the article to learn more.

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