In my last post, we looked at county-to-county migration patterns. It showed that a lot of New Yorkers moved within the state. It showed Monroe County picked up residents from some surprising places, like Orlando. It also showed Monroe County residents are moving to some surprising places, like a county south of Boston.
When you look at state to state migration, some familiar – and unfamiliar – patterns begin to emerge.
Between 2007 and 2011, 15, 512 Monroe County residents moved out of state, while 10,984 people from another state moved to Monroe County. That’s a net loss of slightly less than 5,000 people. (They were replaced by immigrants, who kept the county’s population from slipping.)
Top States Where Rochesterians Moved (Net Loss):
2. North Carolina: 942
3. Virginia: 785
4. Ohio: 565
5. Arizona: 425
6. Washington: 374
7. Texas: 279
8. Massachusetts: 276
9. Pennsylvania: 254
10. Nevada: 251
Top States from which people moved to Rochester (Net Gain):
2. Michigan: 266
3. Wisconsin: 238
4. Georgia: 199
5. Alaska: 140
6. Montana: 133
7. Maine: 127
8. Iowa: 116
9. Oregon: 96
10. New Hampshire: 95
I was surprised we’re losing so many residents to Ohio, Virginia and Washington. What’s up with that?
Monroe County’s net loss of nearly 5,000 residents to other states was made up by more than 5,000 immigrants who came here. (Many cities are embracing immigrants to make up for population loss. In Monroe County, the immigrant population tends to live near colleges.)
Play with the Census Mapping Tool yourself. (Warning, you’ll lose hours of your life.)
Links of the Day:
– Check out crime statistics for Rochester in 2013. Homicides and shootings remain stubborn issues. But over time, you’ll see crime has gone down.
– There is a drug that can counteract heroin overdoses quickly, saving lives. Rochester’s fire department has a supply, but it’s not widely distributed.
– A man writes about the night Philip Seymour Hoffman changed his life. It’s very moving.
– Rochester’s mayor wants young professionals to fill out this survey.
– RIT’s Big Shot is Sunday. Bundle up and head to High Falls.
Tweets of the Day:
Tickets for our show at Rochester, NY sold out in 7 minutes. I said, you mean seconds, right? No, minutes. Oh.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) February 7, 2014
.@chobani Your yogurt is welcome at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) February 7, 2014