Seattle is One of Five Largest Metro Areas with Positive Net Domestic Migration
New census data is in and, as predicted, Seattle has grown between 2016 and 2017. Overall, Seattle gained 21,072 more new residents from elsewhere in the US than it lost, per the data, as discussed in the recent Seattle Times article.
Dallas saw the biggest gain in those moving to the area – almost 59,000 more new residents moved to the area than those who left the area. Phoenix came in at second place, with almost 52,000 people. Atlanta and Riverside came in at third and fourth place, respectively, with 33,288 and 21,250 more new residents migrating to the areas than leaving.
Among the fifteen largest metro areas in the country, there were several with a net domestic migration loss. New York metro saw over two hundred thousand more US residents moving away than moving to the area. Los Angeles also recorded a great loss, with almost 110,000 more individuals leaving than moving to the region. Our technology neighbor to the south, San Francisco, saw a net loss of 23,973 domestic movers last year, per the census data quoted in the article. It is worth noting that these numbers address the influx (and loss) of those migrating across the United States only – not internationally; nor does it account for the number of births and deaths. According to the article, all areas except for Chicago still grew in size, thanks to the number of births and individuals migrating from abroad. Overall, Seattle population gain equaled roughly 64,000.
For more information and statistics, we urge you to check out the breakdown of the census data in this Seattle Times article.
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