Domestic migration is at the lowest level since 1948, when one in five people packed up and crossed state lines, a new report from City Lab finds.
The most likely people to move are highly-educated — those who’ve obtained a bachelor’s degree or higher — and, according to data by the Martin Prosperity Institute, these are the top 10 metro areas they head off to when they get the itch to discover new horizons.
1. Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO
2. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
3. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
4. Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ
5. Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX
6. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
7. Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC
8. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
9. Raleigh-Cary, NC
10. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
[City Lab] — E.K. Hudson