Domestic Migration Patterns, State by State

The New York Times recently published a series of interactive charts showing how Americans have moved between states since 1900.  As NYT's Gregor Aisch and Robert Gebeloff explain, "the charts show striking patterns for many states: You can trace the rise of migrant and immigrant populations all along the Southwest, particularly in Texas and Arizona; the influx of New Yorkers and other Northeasterners into Florida starting in the 1970s; and the growth in the Southern share of the Illinois population during the Great Migration."

With this new map, we can see at a glance where the people living in a state were born (larger shapes mean a group makes up a larger share of the population) in 1900, 1950, and 2012.  Click on the map to zoom in, or hover over a shape to see more detailed information.

To access the interactive version of this map, go to:

Read more: resources:
State to State Migration (
Census Flows Mapper (
Net Migration Statistics (
Percentage of the Labour Force 15 Years and Over, Who Lived in a Different Province or Territory 5 Years Ago by 2006 Census Divisions (CDs) (
"Global Migration Patterns" Lesson Plan (
Residential Mobility and Migration (
Migration Service Learning Plan (
Frederique Laubepin

1 comment :

  1. So many of the people looking for visas are coming into various countries for work. Corporate migration services are made available by many companies that work with various government agencies to secure the arrival of skilled labor and their families. Crossing state lines is far easier in the U.S. than crossing international borders.

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