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Current Population Survey Data on Geographical Mobility/Migration

The Current Population Survey (CPS) is an annual survey of about 50,000 households conducted by the Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Migration data is collected as part of the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) and includes data on the annual rate of moving, and the characteristics of movers and by type of move. Data on migration are available at the national and regional level from 1947 to the present. Reasons for move were added to the CPS in 1998.

For definitions and explanations, visit the Definitions and Explanations

In 2006, the migration imputation procedures for the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) of the Current Population Survey (CPS) were changed. For more information, read Impact of Processing on CPS Interstate Migration Rates, 2000-2006 [PDF - 106K]

Detailed information from recent and past surveys and historical tables of selected characteristics are listed below.

Data Tables, Products and Reports


Geographical Mobility: 2012 to 2013  Geographical Mobility: 2011 to 2012  Geographical Mobility: 2010 to 2011  Geographical Mobility: 2009 to 2010  Geographical Mobility: 2005 to 2010, 5 Year  Geographical Mobility: 2008 to 2009  Geographical Mobility: 2007 to 2008  Geographical Mobility: 2006 to 2007  Geographical Mobility: 2005 to 2006  Geographical Mobility: 2004 to 2005  Geographical Mobility: 2000 to 2005, 5 Year  Geographical Mobility: 2003 to 2004  Geographical Mobility: 2002 to 2003  Geographical Mobility: 2001 to 2002  Geographical Mobility: March 2000 to March 2001  Geographical Mobility: March 1999 to March 2000  Why People Move: Exploring the March 2000 Current Population Survey: March 1999 to March 2000 

Previous Geographical Mobility/Migration Tables and Reports
Get geographical mobility/migration tables and reports from previous years.

Historical Time Series Tables
Get historical geographical mobility time series tables.

Other Technical and Analytical Reports


Comparison of ACS and ASEC Data on Geographic Mobility: 2004 

Geographical Mobility/Migration Fact Sheet
The geographical mobility/migration fact sheet highlights the differences between the Migration Estimates from the American Community Survey and the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Geographical Mobility/Migration |  Last Revised: 2013-10-24T15:03:07.221-04:00