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
Exit #1 at the California and Arizona border on the way from LA to Phoenix
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.
#1 – Phoenix, AZ
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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