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Young Adult Migration Data Tables

In collaboration with Harvard University, we constructed the following data tables used in the Young Adult Migration This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content. data tool, which visualizes migration between commuting zones (CZs) for young adults for all 741 CZs in the United States. These data tables provide not only aggregate migration patterns but also migration flows broken down into four race/ethnicity categories and five quintiles of parental income.

The data draws upon anonymized decennial census, survey, and tax data for people born between 1984 and 1992 to measure migration between locations in childhood and young adulthood. Childhood locations are measured at age 16 and locations in young adulthood are measured at age 26.

We have also conducted research that sheds light on these new statistics and examines how migration patterns change in response to labor market opportunities. Our research paper draws upon these patterns to explore how the benefits of local labor market growth are geographically distributed across locations of childhood residence. Data tables are available using the link below and are also available for download at  migrationpatterns.org This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content. .

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Young Adult Migration Data Tables

 

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County to CZ Xwalk

Aggregate migration patterns

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Migration patterns by race

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Migration patterns by parental income

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Migration patterns by race and parental income

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