Thursday, January 23, 2014

States with Highest Domestic Migration Rates, 2012-13

The mobility rate of Americans has plunged over the past few decades, falling to historic lows in the aftermath of the Great Recession. Nevertheless, Americans are still moving and some states are attracting more of those movers than others. Here are the 10 states with the highest rates of net domestic migration (meaning more U.S. residents are moving into the state than out of the state per 1,000 population) between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013...

1. North Dakota
2. District of Columbia
3. Colorado
4. South Carolina
5. South Dakota
6. Montana
7. Florida
8. Nevada
9. Wyoming
10. Texas

Overall, 21 states and the District of Columbia had positive net domestic migration rates between 2012 and 2013. The five states with the largest negative net domestic migration rates were New Mexico, New Jersey, Illinois, New York, and Alaska.

Source: Census Bureau, Population Estimates

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