Why do people move? For some, it’s a career opportunity. For others, it’s a desire to be closer to family. Or it may be the lure of climate—a chance to trade gray skies and cold air for blue skies and balmy breezes.
Whatever the reasons, humans are migratory. To see the trends in their movements, Atlas evaluates the origin and destination points for the moves it books each year. These data points form a mosaic of moving patterns across the U.S. and Canada. So, what do they show?
North by North Quest . . .
Washington moves from balanced to inbound, repeating a cycle we saw in 2011 and 2012.
Neighboring Montana, however, went from inbound to balanced, which it has been for five of the last six years. Further north, Alaska’s influx has tapered as well; the Land of the Midnight Sun finds itself in the balanced column for the second year after twelve consecutive years as inbound.