Two Very Different Types of Migrations Are Driving Growth in U.S. Cities

New York and L.A. are losing more Americans than they're gaining, but the flood of immigrants more than makes up for it.

Abel / Sander

A Fascinating Visualization of World Migration

Where are people relocating from and where are they heading?

Census Bureau

A Detailed Map of the Net Migration Flows for Every U.S. County

People are leaving Minneapolis for Florida, Detroit for the suburbs, and Washington for New York.


Say Hello to Your Newest Urban Animal: the Snowy Owl

The fluffy-white hunters are everywhere this year, from New York to Baltimore all the way down to Florida.


Facebook Is Using Your Profile to Track Global Urban Migration Trends

Which cities attract the most people, and what kinds of communities are losing them.

Reuters/Andrew Innerarity

New York Probably Will Lose Its (Population) Edge Over Florida

Florida is expected to edge out New York as the third most populous state in the 2013 census.

Chris Walker

A Bewitching Look at Migration Patterns Among American States

Who would've thought that the state New Yorkers move to the most is Florida?


Mapping 60 Years of White Flight, Brain Drain and American Migration

An interactive picture of Americans perpetually on the move.

Sasaki Associates, Inc.

Go Ahead, Try Drawing an Outline of the Midwest on a Map

No one quite agrees on what counts as America's "Midwest," but its pattern of urbanization is one of a kind. 


The Mystery of Our Declining Mobility

Americans moved less than ever between 2005 and 2010 — but no one seems to know why.


Africa's Urbanizing, But Not How You Think

Urban growth isn't necessarily streaming in from the countryside.


Chinese Urbanization, By the Numbers

Figures from a new report on China's cities show a rapid transformation.


Tracing America's Urban-to-Urban Migration Through the Recession

An interactive map tracks movement between metro areas from 2004-2010.