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Bay Area Exodus? Top 10 Metros experiencing fastest growth in High-Tech residents percentage


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Market Stadium


Over the past few years, the Bay Area, including Silicon Valley, has witnessed an exodus of its residents holding high-tech jobs. Now, we're interested in identifying the Metro Areas that have attracted the highest number of high-tech industry workers during the last three years. Market Stadium identified the top 10 metro areas with population over 1,000,000 that experienced the fastest growth in the percentage of high-tech industry residents for the past three years (From Q4 2019 to Q4 2022)


1.Birmingham-Hoover, AL (56.65 YoY %)

2.Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (52.44 YoY %)

3.Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (40.54 YoY %)

4.Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI (30.15 YoY %)

5.San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA(27.82 YoY %)

6.Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (24.74 YoY %)

7.Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ (20.56 YoY %)

8.Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT(18.82 YoY %)

9.Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA(17.43 YoY %)

10.Columbus, OH (17.25 YoY %)


For the same time period, it appears that San Francisco Metro has lost high-tech residents by 4.12% annually.



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