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Old 09-22-2018, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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United States Census Region of Birth by MSA, 2017

1. The information provided is for the census defined regions of the United States.

2. The numbers you see below are for people born in different regions of the United States by MSA, these numbers don't include people from the same state the metropolitan area is in (or states in the case of multi-state metropolitan areas).

Born in the Midwestern United States:
01. Chicago MSA: 793,358
02. Phoenix MSA: 793,036
03. Minneapolis/Saint Paul MSA: 571,298
04. Dallas/Fort Worth MSA: 544,856
05. Los Angeles MSA: 543,973
06. Kansas City MSA: 473,509
07. Atlanta MSA: 466,536
08. Denver MSA: 455,859
09. Saint Louis MSA: 360,761
10. Washington, D.C. MSA: 358,406
11. Houston MSA: 344,256
12. New York MSA: 319,241
13. Seattle MSA: 313,746
14. Miami/Fort Lauderdale MSA: 255,310
15. San Diego MSA: 254,589
16. Cincinnati MSA: 251,851
17. San Francisco/Oakland MSA: 241,175
18. Las Vegas MSA: 228,829
19. Indianapolis MSA: 224,683
20. Orlando MSA: 221,935
21. Riverside/San Bernardino MSA: 221,103
22. Portland MSA: 209,877
23. Detroit MSA: 189,522
24. Charlotte MSA: 177,355
25. Milwaukee MSA: 169,502
26. Austin MSA: 169,203
27. Philadelphia MSA: 145,205
28. Boston MSA: 145,082
29. San Antonio MSA: 143,484
30. Sacramento MSA: 122,623
31. Columbus MSA: 107,083
32. Baltimore MSA: 100,984
33. San Jose MSA: 84,218
34. Cleveland MSA: 70,380

Born in the Northeastern United States:
01. New York MSA: 1,576,069
02. Philadelphia MSA: 882,436
03. Miami/Fort Lauderdale MSA: 827,984
04. Washington, D.C. MSA: 740,054
05. Boston MSA: 697,062
06. Los Angeles MSA: 489,941
07. Atlanta MSA: 480,517
08. Orlando MSA: 406,924
09. Phoenix MSA: 321,692
10. Charlotte MSA: 310,440
11. Baltimore MSA: 301,398
12. Dallas/Fort Worth MSA: 258,502
13. San Francisco/Oakland MSA: 241,878
14. Chicago MSA: 233,172
15. Houston MSA: 202,824
16. San Diego MSA: 196,598
17. Denver MSA: 181,348
18. Seattle MSA: 168,561
19. Las Vegas MSA: 156,870
20. Riverside/San Bernardino MSA: 131,077
21. Cleveland MSA: 110,577
22. Portland MSA: 100,871
23. Austin MSA: 100,738
24. Columbus MSA: 97,930
25. Detroit MSA: 95,531
26. Sacramento MSA: 76,609
27. Minneapolis/Saint Paul MSA: 75,417
28. San Jose MSA: 70,966
29. Cincinnati MSA: 69,500
30. San Antonio MSA: 66,068
31. Saint Louis MSA: 60,587
32. Indianapolis MSA: 55,081
33. Kansas City MSA: 45,058
34. Milwaukee MSA: 29,577

Born in the Southern United States:
01. Washington, D.C. MSA: 1,316,134
02. Atlanta MSA: 1,024,608
03. Dallas/Fort Worth MSA: 696,463
04. New York MSA: 658,489
05. Houston MSA: 587,180
06. Los Angeles MSA: 496,457
07. Chicago MSA: 467,935
08. Charlotte MSA: 450,780
09. Philadelphia MSA: 389,664
10. Baltimore MSA: 325,185
11. Phoenix MSA: 310,371
12. Denver MSA: 287,523
13. Miami/Fort Lauderdale MSA: 267,793
14. Seattle MSA: 256,127
15. Detroit MSA: 249,320
16. San Francisco/Oakland MSA: 227,833
17. San Diego MSA: 214,463
18. Orlando MSA: 212,608
19. Cincinnati MSA: 208,570
20. Saint Louis MSA: 204,681
21. Riverside/San Bernardino MSA: 198,958
22. Kansas City MSA: 180,155
23. Boston MSA: 179,522
24. Columbus MSA: 178,900
25. Las Vegas MSA: 170,727
26. Austin MSA: 166,554
27. San Antonio MSA: 161,110
28. Indianapolis MSA: 159,531
29. Cleveland MSA: 144,606
30. Portland MSA: 131,571
31. Minneapolis/Saint Paul MSA: 113,154
32. Sacramento MSA: 107,519
33. Milwaukee MSA: 75,609
34. San Jose MSA: 64,991

Born in the Western United States:
01. Phoenix MSA: 736,442
02. Portland MSA: 615,196
03. Seattle MSA: 603,028
04. Las Vegas MSA: 564,851
05. Dallas/Fort Worth MSA: 426,357
06. Denver MSA: 329,491
07. Los Angeles MSA: 312,209
08. Houston MSA: 285,944
09. Washington, D.C. MSA: 261,449
10. New York MSA: 260,062
11. Chicago MSA: 195,151
12. Atlanta MSA: 194,495
13. Austin MSA: 163,797
14. Riverside/San Bernardino MSA: 161,681
15. San Antonio MSA: 158,951
16. San Francisco/Oakland MSA: 156,849
17. San Diego MSA: 153,286
18. Minneapolis/Saint Paul MSA: 130,574
19. Kansas City MSA: 112,794
20. Sacramento MSA: 112,458
21. Boston MSA: 111,530
22. Miami/Fort Lauderdale MSA: 89,413
23. Philadelphia MSA: 86,872
24. Saint Louis MSA: 83,891
25. Charlotte MSA: 73,014
26. Baltimore MSA: 70,932
27. Orlando MSA: 70,601
28. Detroit MSA: 63,905
29. San Jose MSA: 57,078
30. Indianapolis MSA: 56,607
31. Columbus MSA: 51,026
32. Cincinnati MSA: 41,951
33. Milwaukee MSA: 33,044
34. Cleveland MSA: 32,051
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Old 09-23-2018, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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DFW is higher than Houston in all categories. That’s not surprising. I am surprised how high DFW is for Midwest transplants, though. Could actually pass the Twin Cities. I think these are literally going by census definitions though. DC has the most Southern transplants?
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Old 09-23-2018, 03:56 PM
 
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I think these are literally going by census definitions though. DC has the most Southern transplants?
Yeah.

The Southern numbers for the Washington D.C. metropolitan area consists of folks born in AL, MS, GA, NC, SC, FL, TX, OK, LA, AR, TN, DE, and KY. It doesn't include people from MD, VA, or WV because the metropolitan area is hosted in those three states and the information is for people born out of state.
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Could actually pass the Twin Cities.
Probably.
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I am surprised how high DFW is for Midwest transplants, though.
I expected it. It's geographical positioning is in the southern Great Plains, it is maybe becoming to the Great Plains what Chicago is to the Great Lakes.
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DFW is higher than Houston in all categories. That’s not surprising.
Dallas/Fort Worth is more closely linked to the United States and its internal migration dynamics than is Houston. In contrast, the opposite is the case when it comes to links and connections overseas where the smaller Houston is more linked to overseas territories than is Dallas/Fort Worth. In sum, Houston has a higher profile of foreign-borns, whereas Dallas has a higher profile of people from every edge and corner of the United States.

There are a small minority number of metropolitan areas that have more foreign-born immigrants than domestic-born migrants, about 5 places in all. Houston is one of those five, the other four are New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco/Oakland, and Miami/Fort Lauderdale.
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Old 09-23-2018, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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So the majority of metro DC's domestic migration is from the South. This should make it clear that the metro area is more southern than it is northeastern. I say this as someone living here.
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:08 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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So the majority of metro DC's domestic migration is from the South. This should make it clear that the metro area is more southern than it is northeastern. I say this as someone living here.
No. This just means that Southerners like this region and view it as a desirable place to live or like the job opportunities vs where they are from. That doesn't include the natives that at least North of the Potomac River in DC or MD that I don't consider southern, and DC is also 4th in Northeastern transplant population only trailing New York, Philadelphia, and Miami. There are more New York and New Jersey or PA tags in our metro area than any other outside the NE corridor in the U.S.. There are also 1.4 million foreign born residents who have migrated to the area. The region is basically just loaded with people from everywhere.
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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No. This just means that Southerners like this region and view it as a desirable place to live or like the job opportunities vs where they are from. That doesn't include the natives that at least North of the Potomac River in DC or MD that I don't consider southern, and DC is also 4th in Northeastern transplant population only trailing New York, Philadelphia, and Miami. There are more New York and New Jersey or PA tags in our metro area than any other outside the NE corridor in the U.S.. There are also 1.4 million foreign born residents who have migrated to the area. The region is basically just loaded with people from everywhere.
Yeah but compare it with Miami (another transplant-heavy region). Miami has vastly more transplants from the Northeast than it does from the South.


The lack of people of Italian ancestry and those of German-ancestry outnumbering those of Irish-ancestry makes it less similar to a Northeastern metro. DC's white ancestry is more similar to a Midland metro area like Indianapolis, Columbus, or St. Louis than it is to that of a Northeastern metro area.
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:16 PM
 
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Yeah but compare it with Miami (another transplant-heavy region). Miami has vastly more transplants from the Northeast than it does from the South.


The lack of people of Italian ancestry and those of German-ancestry outnumbering those of Irish-ancestry makes it less similar to a Northeastern metro. DC's white ancestry is more similar to a Midland metro area like Indianapolis, Columbus, or St. Louis than it is to that of a Northeastern metro area.
I know this will start that age old argument "is D.C. in the South"?Yet I agree with you,this is one more reason why I and many others feel that D.C. is more Southern than people want to give it credit for.
Its not extreme Southern but more like Southern undertones.

So many Southerners especially from the Carolina's move to D.C. or Atlanta and this shows what Ive known through family members and friends over the years from the South where they are going to.
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:37 AM
 
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I know this will start that age old argument "is D.C. in the South"?Yet I agree with you,this is one more reason why I and many others feel that D.C. is more Southern than people want to give it credit for.
Its not extreme Southern but more like Southern undertones.

So many Southerners especially from the Carolina's move to D.C. or Atlanta and this shows what Ive known through family members and friends over the years from the South where they are going to.
This is true. I am originally a Carolina boy and I now live in Atlanta, but quite a few of my friends upon graduation were looking at primarily DC or Atlanta. So many people from NC are in Atlanta and DC it is indeed a big migration to those 2 cities.
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:42 AM
 
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So the majority of metro DC's domestic migration is from the South. This should make it clear that the metro area is more southern than it is northeastern. I say this as someone living here.
You do realize this is based on metro, and DC’s metro includes large swath of Virginia, an unquestionably southern state? This means that a lot of Southerners live in the metro, because they were born there. It says nothing about domestic migration.
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Old 09-24-2018, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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DFW and Atlanta really are powerhouses of domestic migration. Atlanta doesnt pull from the West Coast like DFW does and DFW doesnt pull from the Northeast like Atlanta does, but both very strong.
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