Migration in US? Phoenix Arizona is #1

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People are moving from regions and cities around the US to Phoenix Arizona. In fact, Phoenix is the #1 migration destination in the US per Commercial Cafe. With global warming, why is everyone moving to the Sunbelt you may ask? You would think they would be moving to the wintery north. Why? Read on...


Phoenix Arizona is the Number 1 Metro Migration Destination in the US

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Metro-to-Metro Migration: Which US Metro Areas Are Winning?


"More than 45 million Americans changed residences between 2017 and 2018, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. This means that more than 14% of the total U.S. population moved in the course of a single year. Migration has been a defining characteristic of Americans since the frontier expansion; nowadays, Americans move more often than most other people in the world.

Many of the shifts in population within U.S. borders can be attributed to residents moving from one Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) to another. To see which metros are the most popular destinations, we analyzed net population gains through metro-to-metro migration for U.S. cities and their respective MSAs. We used U.S. Census estimates for 2013-2017, the latest data released as of August 2019.

Overall, our study found that the Sun Belt is an attractive area for inter-metro migration. Tech hubs are also a step ahead when it comes to drawing prospective residents. Take a look at the chart below to see which metros drew the most residents per year through metro-to-metro migration and read on to find out more about each individual metro.

Metro-to-metro migration chart

#1 – Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix metro-to-metro migration

Phoenix is the U.S metro that grew the most from metro-to-metro migration. It attracted not only people from other metros in the American West, but also from the Midwest and Northeast. Citizens coming from these areas boosted the population count of the Valley of the Sun by almost 43,000 per year.

Phoenix displayed impressive growth in the job market. Between 2013-2017, the number of employed residents here grew by an average of 3.5% annually. The management, business and financial sectors are especially prosperous here, with the number of workers in these fields increasing by an average of 6.1% per year.

What’s more, Maricopa County—where Phoenix is the county seat—is home to more than half of Arizona’s population; it’s also the fastest-growing county in the U.S." (Source: Commercial Cafe October 24, 2019 through HomeSmart) https://www.commercialcafe.com/blog/metro-to-metro-migration-metro-areas-winning/

US census data reports 6,000+ new residents moving to Maricopa County each month.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI Phoenix surely is a growning area.... but you have the space to fit everyone!!


Nov 14, 2019 04:40 AM #1
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
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Thanks Barbara Todaro but yes, the space to put everyone in the city is getting more difficult which is why our perimeter cities are growing along with new freeways to get there. Jeff 

Nov 14, 2019 11:31 AM #2
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Last time we were in Phoenix for a project was in May of this year, and I could not help noticing how much construction there is. I think it is wonderful that firms are moving in which means more jobs.  A

Nov 14, 2019 07:56 PM #3
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
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Roger that Ron and Alexandra Seigel there are many infill projects going on in the Phoenix metro inner city, new apartments and condos and the perimeter cities are booming. Jeff

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