According to an article in the online Seattle PI, the U.S. Census Bureau says less than half of the people living in Washington state in 2018 were born here. They also say nearly two-thirds of Seattleites were born in other states.
A reader survey done in the 1980s by one of the daily papers found that roughly half of the respondents had come to this area only within the previous 15 years.
I love statistics like these because, well, I like numbers, but also I like numbers that blow things up. Also, I wasn’t born here, either.