The Shifting States of America

In 2015, nearly 7 million Americans moved from one state to another.

• These interstate migrants—roughly 2% of the American population in a year—tend to be younger and more educated, but also have higher rates of poverty.

• A closer look at patterns of interstate migration reveals an uneven distribution of both educated and impoverished newcomers into certain states.

Read the reports:

See the bird's eye view. 

Explore the data on where interstate migrants come from, and where they're going.

Select a state from the menu: 

The maps below will display incoming and outgoing migrants, to and from that state.

See how migration patterns are affecting your county and state: 

About the Data

All data in this story comes from the American Community Survey, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Data is shown for the year 2015 unless otherwise indicated. 

For population estimates and methodology statements, please visit the Census Bureau's website.