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Why everyone in the Triangle seems to be from New York

Posted by on Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 9:15 AM

The Yankee invasion of the Triangle is real.


New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and yes, a smattering of Southern states: People are migrating to North Carolina in search of ... well, it can't be progressive politics, but we do have good weather, a cultural amenities, tech jobs, beaches, mountains, excellent food, less traffic and a slower pace of life.

The Internal Revenue Service has released its 2011–2012 migration data, based on tax returns, which tells us who’s moving where within the U.S. That’s important knowledge for social services, transportation forecasters, city and county planners, school districts, real estate developers and yes, even the court system. And for data geeks, it's a pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

Statewide, nearly 133,000 households moved here in 2011 and 2012, a net gain of about 18,000. (Note that household figures are different from the total number of persons, which is higher.) Statewide, most of our transplants hailed from Florida, but people from above the Mason-Dixon Line are settling in the Triangle.

So who’s skedaddling from our state, besides the exodus of public school teachers? In total, 118,000 households bid adieu, with most of them bound for Florida, which seems to have an exchange program with us.

Below we’ve listed three Triangle counties and who’s coming and going.




WAKE COUNTY

Total households arriving Total arriving from within N.C. Total arriving from out-of-state
27,287 12,474 14,610


Where they're coming from

Durham Johnston Franklin Mecklenburg Guilford
2,327 1,373 604 571 550
Fairfax County, Virginia Miami-Dade, Florida Broward County, Florida Cook County, Illinois (Chicago) Los Angeles, California
266 191 183 182 153



Where they're moving to

Durham Johnston Mecklenburg Franklin Harnett
2,637 817 604 761 579
Fairfax County, Virginia Miami-Dade, Florida Broward County, Florida Cook County, Illinois (Chicago) Los Angeles, California
266 191 183 182 153









DURHAM COUNTY

Total households arriving Total arriving from within N.C. Total arriving from out-of-state
11,710 6,383 5,247



Where they're coming from

Wake Orange Guilford Alamance Granville
2,637 1,339 202 195 194
Suffolk County, New York, (Long Island) Westchester County, New York Washington, D.C. New York City Kings County, New York (Brooklyn)
169 132 100 98 89

Where they're moving to

Total households leaving Total moving within N.C. Total moving out-of-state
10,534 6,051 4,341
Wake Orange Mecklenburg Granville Chatham
2,327 1,092 254 248 243
New York City Washington, D.C. Cook County, Illinois (Chicago) Fulton County, Georgia (Atlanta) Austin Texas   
120 94 88 88 77






ORANGE COUNTY

Where they're coming from

Total households arriving Total arriving from within N.C. Total arriving from out-of-state
5,242 3.005 2,204
Durham Wake Alamance Chatham Guilford
1,092 447 393 241 122
Washington, D.C. Cook County, Illinois (Chicago). Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Lowell)y New York City Los Angeles, California)
70 48 43 39 33


Where they're moving to

Total households leaving Total moving within N.C. Total moving out-of-state
5,441 3,357 1,989
Durham Wake Alamance Chatham Guilford
1,339 538 402 372 96
New York City Washington, D.C. Fulton County, Georgia (Atlanta) Los Angeles, California Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Lowell) King County, Washington (Seattle) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
58 54 38 36 35 35 35

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