This New York Times Infographic Series Charts Domestic Migration

 - Aug 18, 2014
References: nytimes & visualnews
This fascinating New York Times infographic series reveals where the residents of different US states were born. Consisting of 50 painstakingly compiled interactive graphics, the charts document domestic migration patterns since the year 1900, based on census data. Each state-specific infographic uses color-codded ribbons that indicate whether residents of that particular states were born in the same state, migrated from other states or were born outside the U.S.A.

California's infographic shows that while the Golden State has long been the destination of dreamers from other states looking to strike it big, this is no longer the case as residents leave to Eastern destinations.

Meanwhile, states down South -- that have traditionally been largely occupied by people who were born there -- are experiencing significant migration for the first time.

These New York Times infographics aren't just visually interesting to look at, but they reveal clues about states' economic health and cultural status.