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2011-2015 American Community Survey: Migration Flows

Metadata Updated: July 19, 2023

Migration flows are derived from the relationship between the location of current residence in the American Community Survey (ACS) sample and the responses given to the migration question "Where did you live 1 year ago?". There are flow statistics (moved in, moved out, and net moved) between county or minor civil division (MCD) of residence and county, MCD, or world region of residence 1 year ago. Estimates for MCDs are only available for the 12 strong-MCD states, where the MCDs have the same government functions as incorporated places. Migration flows between metropolitan statistical areas are available starting with the 2009-2013 5-year ACS dataset. Flow statistics are available by three or four variables for each dataset starting with the 2006-2010 5-year ACS datasets. The variables change for each dataset and do not repeat in overlapping datasets. In addition to the flow estimates, there are supplemental statistics files that contain migration/geographical mobility estimates (e.g., nonmovers, moved to a different state, moved from abroad) for each county, MCD, or metro area.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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References

http://www.census.gov/developers/

Dates

Metadata Created Date July 15, 2022
Metadata Updated Date July 19, 2023

Metadata Source

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Additional Metadata

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Metadata Created Date July 15, 2022
Metadata Updated Date July 19, 2023
Publisher U.S. Census Bureau
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Data Last Modified 2018-08-22
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