It's interesting that 40 million Americans (or about 14% of the U.S. population) will move at least once in their life.
The website 24/7 Wall Street looked at population figures between 2010 and 2017 from the U.S. U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program to determine the cities that the most people are migrating to and from, and it may explain why your area has been getting a little crowded, or empty, in the last few years.
The report finds that the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas area seems to be attracting the most new residents, with a population increase of 555,586 between 2010 and 2017, which represents a 15% increase over that time period.
Top Ten Cities People Are Moving To
- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas
- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Florida
- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona
- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia
- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
- Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
- Austin-Round Rock, Texas
- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, California
On the flipside, the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin area has seen the largest amount of people leaving, with the population decreasing by 296,320 due to migration.
Top Ten Cities Where People Are Moving From
- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin
- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California
- Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Michigan
- St. Louis, Missouri-Illinois
- Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio
- Memphis, Tennessee-Mississippi-Arkansas
- Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
- Flint, Michigan
- El Paso, Texas
- New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania