Very cool infographics showing where all 50 states’ residents have come from over the past 100 years
by Ryan Streeter on August 17, 2014. Follow Ryan on Twitter.
This is fascinating. Using Census data, the authors of this post go back over one hundred years and create cool infographics showing us where residents living in a state in a given year were born.
The result is an amazing set of comparisons showing you which states are home to the most migrants, and where those migrants have come from over the years.
For instance, look at how Montana used to be comprised mostly of outsiders, with more than one in four coming from not just from another state but outside the country:
Or, look at how North Carolina has trended the opposite way as Montana:
New York has remained relatively stable in its proportions over time:
Arizona has also been stable but in a different way, namely it’s always had a majority of people living there who were born somewhere else:
Florida has trended like N. Carolina, but more dramatically so:
California’s domestic migration has constricted in the past couple generations even as it’s global migrants have held pretty steady:
Indiana is a pretty good picture of the pattern you see in the Midwest, which has been almost always the same in its proportion of native-born residents and those from outside the state:
You can scroll through all 50 states here.