When it comes to wealthy states, few can compete with California. Despite Elon Musk’s move to Texas, California still has more billionaires than any state in the country. However, there is a big difference between being a billionaire and merely being among the wealthiest in a state or region.
Not only that, but the West Coast is large and varied. If we look to not just California but also to Oregon and Washington and even parts of the Mountain West, we can see there is much more to it than a handful of billionaires. Indeed, there are many levels of income and wealth throughout the region.