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Old 04-03-2015, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Most common city/county people move to when they leave their metro area

Bold is the beginning county, and the numbers are where they went to:

San Francisco
1. New York City
2. Los Angeles
3. Seattle
4. San Diego
5. Sacramento


Los Angeles
1. San Diego
2. Phoenix
3. New York City
4. Las Vegas
5. San Francisco


San Diego
1. Los Angeles
2. Phoenix
3. Las Vegas
4. San Francisco
5. New York City


New York City
1. Los Angeles
2. Philadelphia
3. Miami
4. Ft. Lauderdale
5. San Francisco


Houston
1. Austin
2. Dallas
3. Los Angeles
4. New York City
5. Miami


Austin
1. Houston
2. Dallas
3. New York City
4. Los Angeles
5. Seattle


Dallas
1. Houston
2. Austin
3. New York City
4. Los Angeles
5. Phoenix


Seattle
1. Los Angeles
2. New York City
3. Portland
4. San Francisco
5. San Diego

Portland
1. Seattle
2. Los Angeles
3. New York City
4. San Francisco
5. Phoenix

Denver
1. Los Angeles
2. El Paso
3. Phoenix
4. New York City
5. Chicago

Chicago
1. New York City
2. Los Angeles
3. Phoenix
4. San Francisco
5. Houston

Atlanta
1. Miami
2. New York City
3. Los Angeles
4. Chicago
5. Dallas

Miami
1. New York City
2. Houston
3. Los Angeles
4. Atlanta
5. Las Vegas

Washington, DC
1. New York City
2. Chicago
3. Los Angeles
4. San Francisco
5. Philadelphia

Philadelphia
1. New York City
2. Washington, DC
3. Miami
4. Los Angeles
5. Chicago

Boston
1. New York City
2. Los Angeles
3. Chicago
4. San Francisco
5. Washington, DC

Honolulu
1. San Diego
2. Los Angeles
3. Seattle
4. New York City
5. Houston

2010-2011 (latest year)

SOI Tax Stats - Migration Data Downloads

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Old 04-03-2015, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Hartford, Connecticut
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"Most common cities people move to when they their metro area"

I apologize i'm not sure what this means? Just to understand, you mean these cities are the most common places people move to from a certain metropolitan area? Does the city in bold represent where they're coming from or where they're moving to? Just curious.

Article? Source?
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Old 04-03-2015, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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"Most common cities people move to when they their metro area"

I apologize i'm not sure what this means? Just to understand, you mean these cities are the most common places people move to from a certain metropolitan area? Does the city in bold represent where they're coming from or where they're moving to? Just curious.

Article? Source?
Yes. The most common destinations. Bold represents where they're leaving.

Source is the IRS.
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Old 04-03-2015, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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No surprise Los Angeles made the top 5 for Houston, Dallas, and Austin.

Conservatives make a huge deal about Californians moving to Texas (in droves!), but make no mention about Texas sending us more residents every year than any other state.
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Old 04-03-2015, 06:10 PM
 
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This just seems like a small handful of mega-cities in various shuffled orders.
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Old 04-03-2015, 06:11 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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The most common destinations people move to are:

1) Within the same city (by far)
2) Between city-suburb or between suburbs
3) Between suburb and exurb
4) Outside the general area

I know this is city-data and we're obsessed with comparison, but let's be real: most people's relocations are local. By far.
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:38 PM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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All these cities have large migration numbers to Phoenix, I could assume for these reasons....

Los Angeles - lower COL/next state over
San Diego - lower COL/next state over
Dallas - ????? help me out here.
Portland - warmer, sunnier, and lower COL
Denver - warmer and lower COL with mountain state camaraderie
Chicago - warmer, lower COL, retirement, lots of relatives.
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:22 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Most common city/county people move to when they leave their metro area

Bold is the beginning county, and the numbers are where they went to:

SOI Tax Stats - Migration Data Downloads

New York City
1. Los Angeles
2. Philadelphia
3. Miami
4. Ft. Lauderdale
5. San Francisco

LA feels like it's inundated with New Yorkers. Feelings confirmed; but why are they coming here vs other large cities like Chicago?


Seattle
1. Los Angeles
2. New York City
3. Portland
4. San Francisco
5. San Diego

Portland
1. Seattle
2. Los Angeles
3. New York City
4. San Francisco
5. Phoenix

These two really surprised me. I would have bet serious money that more Seattleites and Portlanders would head to SF over LA.

No surprise that NYC appears on every list but that LA also does is totally unexpected. Especially since the data are from 2010-2011, when LA's unemployment numbers were still very high.

I thought SF, DC and the Texas cities would appear on many more lists. SF-Bay Area because of the massive tech sector and its high desirability; DC as a recession-proof employment center; Texas for its hot job market and low cost of living.

I haven't looked at the source pdf, but does anyone know?

Phoenix is clearly a major migration target. So, what are the top destinations for outbound Phoenicians?
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:27 AM
 
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LA feels like it's inundated with New Yorkers. Feelings confirmed; but why are they coming here vs other large cities like Chicago?
Because the weather is better.
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:33 AM
 
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Pittsburgh

1. Washington DC
2. New York
3. Philadelphia
4. Tampa
5. Miami
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