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Obviously, we love data here at Key Policy Data. Before the internet age, most data come from the official bean counters at the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Economic Analysis or dozens of other federal and state agencies. Today, however, many private companies are making public use of their data such as this infographic from Atlas Van Lines showing 2013 migration patterns.
In 2013, the states (including Washington D.C.) with the highest percentage of inbound moves were North Dakota (67 percent), North Carolina (60 percent), and Texas (58 percent). The states with the highest percentage of outbound moves were Connecticut (60 percent), New York (59 percent), and Indiana (59 percent).
More telling, however, are the migration patterns over a 10-year period which helps to iron out one-time events that may impact migration. The states with the highest percentage of inbound moves over the last ten years were Washington, D.C. (67 percent), Alaska (59 percent), and North Carolina (58 percent). The states with the highest percentage of outbound moves were New York (59 percent), New Jersey (59 percent), and Ohio (58 percent).
For more details see the full 2013 Atlas Van Lines Migration Pattern study (pdf). In the coming months we will be adding a new app looking at demographics including migration and natural population growth to Key Policy Data . . . stay tuned.