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They're Coming to D.C.!

Check this out for sure!

Forbes has an interesting interactive mapping tool that lets you see how many people are moving in or out of any county or area of the country.  I stumbled upon this or rather was directed here by Lani Rosales of Agent Genius magazine.

The site provides a map of the United States and then allows you to click on any county.  It will then display a series of black and red lines of various thicknesses.  Black means net inward migration to an area and red means net outward migration from an area.

If you hover on any of the highlighted counties, you can see exactly how many people migrated from or to there in connection with the destination county.  It's a pretty neat tool for determining where people are going and what areas of the country seem to be desirable (or at least have the jobs!)

Here's some screenshots of areas in Northern Virginia and Washington D.C.:

Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria Migration

Here's the map for Arlington, Virginia:

Arlington Migration

Washington D.C.:  People are moving here for sure!

DC Migration

Fairfax County migration:

Fairfax County migration

As you can tell from these maps, more people are moving to the D.C. and Northern Virginia area than are moving out.

Compare that with Detroit (located in Wayne County, Michigan):  All the red on this map seems to represent the bleeding of the American auto industry!

Detroit Migration

Play with the Forbes interactive map yourself.

 

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Comment balloon 2 commentsCheryl Ritchie • June 22 2010 04:56PM
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