Forbes has an online interactive map showing migration around the Country. Below is an image I got when I clicked on Hennepin County, MN. The red lines are showing people moving out of Hennepin County and black lines are showing people moving in. About the data, they are saying their data comes from the IRS and is for the year 2008. I know 2008 sounds like really old data, but if you remember the twin cities losing population post – that is when we saw the decline in population and the height of our unemployment in the Twin Cities. Reversing these trends requires job growth in our region. I would like to see more recent data also, but this is some really interesting information – click on the image to go to their interactive chart and click around the Country to see if you begin to see a pattern.
- Twin Cities Population decline, by County (craigkamman.wordpress.com)
- Hennepin County & Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota Unemployment Rates August 31 2011 (craigkamman.wordpress.com)