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Documentation for the 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-year estimates is now available. Data will be released on December 7th.

graphical representation of migration and mobility of the population

We ask questions about whether a person moved in the last year and where he or she lived 1 year ago to create statistics about where people are moving (to/from places within the United States and from foreign countries).

Migration (residence 1 year ago) data are used in planning government programs and adjusting other important geographic data as people move. The characteristics of people who have moved are also an important part of estimating population changes. These population estimates are used in funding decisions, to ensure surveys are accurate, to understand change in other data, and to produce official international migration estimates.

Your privacy concerns

We use your confidential survey answers to create statistics like those in the results below and in the full tables that contain all the data—no one is able to figure out your survey answers from the statistics we produce. The Census Bureau is legally bound to strict confidentiality requirements. Individual records are not shared with anyone, including federal agencies and law enforcement entities. By law, the Census Bureau cannot share respondents' answers with anyone—not the IRS, not the FBI, not the CIA, and not with any other government agency.

Question as it appears on the form

Results from this question

The results from this question are compiled to provide communities with important statistics to understand change. You can see some of these published statistics here for the nation, states, and your community.

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Residence 1 year ago/migration data help communities:

Tool: Census Flows Mapper

Click to try the Census Flows Mapper tool which allows users to visualize migration flows by county.

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