They left New York in droves - and this was before the terrorism of Sept. 11, 2001. And in a dramatic turnaround from the 1990s, they also left California.
See our spreadsheet, listing state-by-state-totals.
Los Angeles, CAPros: climate; entertainment-media capital; geographic diversity; beaches.
Cons: Traffic; bad schools; gangs; too spread out.
This is a good place to Enjoy nightlife, including restaurants, bars, clubs.