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Who is moving to Spokane? Blog post gives insight into where they're coming from

The Spokane population of 216,000 is expected to grow by 20,000 over the next 20 years. Newcomers are migrating from other Northwest metropolitan areas as well as California, Oregon, Texas and Colorado.

SPOKANE, Wash. — A recent blog post is giving new insight into who exactly is moving to Spokane.

Spokane Planner, a blog written and managed by a professional urban planner, used Google analytics to break down where visitors are reading their articles from.

Specifically, the blog checked out who was reading articles about "Moving to Spokane" and "12 best reasons to move to Spokane."

Most of the people moving to Spokane are from large Pacific Northwest metro areas including Seattle-Tacoma and Portland. Californians from Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco are also making moves to Spokane.

Spokane Planner believes manageable traffic, affordable homes and plenty of urban amenities are attributes that attract newcomers to the area. Most of the new citizens are millennials aged 18-34.

The top states people are moving from include California, Oregon, Texas and Colorado.

Spokane Planner said their website visitors are primarily interested in real estate, food, and entertainment.

City of Spokane officials said The Lilac City’s population of 216,000 is expected to grow by 20,000 over the next two decades.

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