38 Comments
  1. anervousbull says

    TIL people are moving into lake michigan but out of lake superior

  2. TheMeadyProphet says

    Northwestern North Dakota has already lost most of the new population as the oil drilling has essentially stopped. Only maintenance workers are still here there in any significant number from the early 2010s boom.

  3. TheNeverSky says

    Having driven a route through all the loss areas of New Mexico, I understand why people are leaving. Absolutely gorgeous but apparently the mines are emptying and it’s a desert

  4. TOADSTOOL__SURPRISE says

    Damn WV and kentucky border is getting hit hard

  5. grumpy_suburbanite says

    Indiana is basically collapsing onto Indianapolis – everyone is moving from the rural areas to central Indiana. We built in a mid-ranged suburb three years ago and we have realtors calling us weekly to sell because they have a long list of clients ready to buy.

  6. coordinatez says

    Michigan (Wisconsin and Illinois too) don’t look so good. Did the lake evaporate? That would explain the population loss on the northern penninsula.

  7. ami_paris says

    What’s up with Tennessee? What’s the reason for the huge influx of population?

  8. hansmartin_ says

    People are leaving Lake Superior in droves while Lake Michigan seems quite popular.

  9. SlayerOfDougs says

    Basically in NJ, where I live, southern Jersey is moving to Delaware because lower taxes and housing cost.

    North west Jersey which is rural is basically crossing over to PA for the same.

    The rest is unchanged.

  10. Unpozy says

    population growth is not the same thing as where americans are moving to/leaving

  11. d4rino says

    California surprises me. All you hear about is how people are moving from Cali to Texas, Boise, etc. There must still be enough international immigration and natural replacement.

  12. Alljoneheart says

    What happened to Illinois?

  13. Nonbottrumpaccount says

    Its odd that they included the parts of the great lakes in the counties. Took me a couple seconds to figure out what was up with Michigan.

  14. chrisezekiel says

    Does this affect housing costs? I see a few areas I could go to. Also, do people seem to be leaving rural areas and moving closer to major cities?

  15. baycommuter says

    You can look at this map and see a good place to buy cheap real estate is the middle of the Houston-Dallas-San Antonio triangle, that’s got to fill in.

  16. Sir_Francis_Burton says

    Wow. 9% in a decade sounds like a lot, to me. I’m guessing the map from the last census probably looks pretty similar. We’re making a lot of ghost-towns out in all that red.

  17. Hurin88 says

    TIL Americans are moving to live in the middle of Lake Michigan.

    Also: Delaware: So hot right now!

  18. koth442 says

    People are moving towards cities, shocker. However, I wonder how COVID will change that. With more companies allowing for full time working from home and Starlink coming on line, someone could work in deep country but still maintain that high paying city-center corporate job.

  19. MooseRat says

    Yo people need to stop moving to Florida. We have more than enough people and an influx of exceptionally dumb people.

  20. CoreyH2P says

    It’s wild how California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and Texas are all growing significantly while New Mexico isn’t. It’s underrated.

  21. RadRhys2 says

    Wayne county 🙁 give us back a Detroit with 2 million people

  22. dentist_clout says

    Why are people exiting upstate NY?

  23. jimboknows6916 says

    Man people are sleeping on new Mexico!! One of my favorite states

  24. TexasSprings says

    Tennessee is really booming these days. Especially middle Tennessee around Nashville. Our state is changing fast for the better or worse

  25. tns22x says

    This is just overall population change from 2010-2019. Domestic migration factors into that but that doesn’t change the fact that this post title is just plain incorrect.

  26. AnxiousPotato10 says

    Some people are also moving to lake Michigan

  27. Tybot3k says

    We had 50 states last I checked, do we not?

  28. SuperStr8B8 says

    Sierra County in California lost population? I love the town of Downiville up there, and the Sierra Buttes are magnificent. Think I’ll buy a cabin

  29. malhotraspokane says

    I remember seeing these signs years ago as a kid. I guess people in the state listened. https://www.newsday.com/opinion/letters/ready-to-pull-up-stakes-and-leave-high-cost-suffolk-county-1.11797341

  30. hodorspot says

    Yeah rent prices around Nashville have exploded the past few years, it’s annoying.

  31. Mitochondrion14 says

    Montana: *cries in grizzly bear*

  32. The_NW_Connect says

    Currently living here in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. Our tiny vacation town was just voted the #1 hottest housing market in the country by The Wall Street Journal. Ya….that article really helped.

    We are having moratoriums on track homes being built as the infrastructure (sewer, electrical etc.) cannot keep up with the influx of people coming in. We currently have 3 houses for sale in the downtown area, one was built in 1905 it’s a 1 bed 1 bath 954sq ft. major fixer upper for $330,000. Gentrification is literally happening in real time here.

  33. kaptain_kangarooo says

    I can see why people want to leave the middle of the Great Lakes, pretty damned cold.

  34. Peter_Panarchy says

    Washington with only two counties that are barely shrinking.

  35. d4rino says

    Go west young man

  36. JoyBoy39 says

    Uh, I expected the rust belt to be worse.

  37. SaltMineSpelunker says

    Can’t say I am shocked. Like a list of shit places.

    Except Delaware?!?!? Why are y’all moving there? I know rent is expensive but it ain’t worth it, y’all.

  38. paradox28jon says

    Is % change in counties really a good way to represent this? A 3% loss in population in northern Maine isn’t going to be the same numbers of people compared to a 3% loss in Erie, PA. A 6% increase in Bakersfield, CA isn’t going to be the same amount of people as Elko, NV.

    A lot of those blue areas in the Rockies are completely uninhabited areas. I’d be interested in seeing a similar map but broken down with numbers of people instead.

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