U.S. immigration patterns hit historic lows in 2020-2021 as the world stagnated in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Migration rates remain low —8.7% of Americans will migrate in 2021-22— despite the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and the reopening of the economy.
By comparison, U.S. immigration peaked at about 20% from the late 1940s to the mid-1960s. At that time, the population was young, there was a high tendency to live in rented houses, and single-income households were common, making it easier for families to relocate.
in the meantime Fewer Americans on the move overall Today, those who do are traveling farther, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data from the Brookings Institution. Employment opportunities and cost of living are driving long-distance travel as housing prices rise and more employers offer remote work.
Stacker Examined Census Bureau data Find out which counties attracted the most out-of-state residents in 2021. This was calculated by determining the percentage of residents born in another state. Counties with at least 10,000 residents are included in this analysis.
In more than 2,400 counties analyzed, on average, at least one in four residents (26%) was born out of state. Many of the places on this list are in the Sunbelt region that stretches across the southern United States. gain popularity before the pandemic.