Millions of Americans move to different counties every year, from relocating to neighboring towns to moving all the way across the country.
New Census Bureau data published this morning shows where each county’s residents are moving to or from. Detailed migration flow estimates for each county are listed on the Census Flows Mapper tool.
The Census Bureau identified several migration hubs throughout the country adding the most residents, particularly regions of the southwest, Colorado and Florida.
New population estimates also include those migrating from abroad. More than 35,000 people moved from Asia to Los Angeles County, Calif., in 2011, for example.
Migration patterns for the more populous U.S. counties suggest a continuing population shift from counties encompassing major cities to neighboring jurisdictions.
The following table shows the top 25 county-to-county net migration flows, with totals representing approximate annual averages for 2011:
|Rank||Origin||Destination||Net Movers||Margin of Error|
|1||Los Angeles County, California||San Bernardino County, California||20,672||2,835|
|2||Los Angeles County, California||Riverside County, California||14,248||2,655|
|3||Miami-Dade County, Florida||Broward County, Florida||12,912||2,480|
|4||Wayne County, Michigan||Oakland County, Michigan||11,908||2,188|
|5||Los Angeles County, California||Orange County, California||9,808||3,216|
|6||New York County, New York||Bronx County, New York||9,277||1,990|
|7||Cook County, Illinois||DuPage County, Illinois||8,419||2,139|
|8||Kings County, New York||Queens County, New York||8,042||2,123|
|9||Dallas County, Texas||Denton County, Texas||8,033||2,061|
|10||Wayne County, Michigan||Macomb County, Michigan||7,772||1,890|
|11||Orange County, California||Riverside County, California||7,122||2,519|
|12||Los Angeles County, California||Kern County, California||6,638||1,620|
|13||Harris County, Texas||Montgomery County, Texas||6,594||2,378|
|14||Fulton County, Georgia||DeKalb County, Georgia||6,085||1,944|
|15||Harris County, Texas||Fort Bend County, Texas||5,737||2,239|
|16||Nassau County, New York||Suffolk County, New York||5,726||1,118|
|17||District of Columbia, District of Columbia||Prince George's County, Maryland||5,691||1,401|
|18||Cook County, Illinois||Lake County, Indiana||5,662||1,634|
|19||Alameda County, California||Contra Costa County, California||5,589||1,852|
|20||Baltimore city, Maryland||Baltimore County, Maryland||5,472||2,010|
|21||San Francisco County, California||San Mateo County, California||5,440||1,362|
|22||Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania||Montgomery County, Pennsylvania||5,236||1,458|
|23||Queens County, New York||Nassau County, New York||4,935||1,590|
|24||Dallas County, Texas||Tarrant County, Texas||4,829||1,954|
|25||Cook County, Illinois||Kane County, Illinois||4,786||1,448|
Source: 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates