Americans are enormously mobile: 37.5 million people moved from one house to another last year, with 4.3 million of them moving between states. This mobility makes us efficient seekers of economic improvement—moving into, and then leaving, cities likePhoenix as their fortunes rise and fall. My interactive visualization, based on IRS data, illustrates these patterns by tracing inward and outward moves for every county in the country.
We click the NYC area and saw what we expected, lots of folks coming and going. New York city is like a tide, it’s one of the many reasons we’re here. Great people are showing up all the time.