San Francisco's out-of-control housing prices are causing residents to consider leaving the city in droves here's where they're headed

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A Bay Area Council survey reports that 46 of San Francisco Bay Area residents plan to leave the area soon.

San Franciscans cite the Bay Area's high housing costs as the largest reason for wanting to move.

According to a new report from Redfin, Seattle, Washington, is the top out-of-state destination for Bay Area residents. Others include Sacramento, California; Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Fed up with the Bay Area's high housing costs, 46 of residents say they plan to move elsewhere soon up from 40 last year and 34 in 2016. That's according to the 2018 Bay Area Council survey, which suggests that the Bay Area exodus is getting even more dire.

When asked why they want to leave, 42 of residents said rising housing prices a big jump from 28 last year . Eighteen percent cited traffic and congestion, 14 said poverty and homelessness, and 12 said living costs. Census data shows that net migration to the Bay Area peaked in 2014 and has been declining every year since.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: This 530 Android phone is half the price of an iPhone X and just as goodSee Also:San Francisco is still the best city in the world for innovation here are the 6 cities that threaten to usurp its position of power13 cities that are starting to ban carsHere's what could happen to America's hundreds of dead mallsSEE ALSO: Striking maps reveal the huge wealth gap between San Francisco and the rest of the country

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