Source: Internal Revenue Service, Statistics of Income Note: Migration data are based on year-to-year address changes reported on individual income tax returns filed with the IRS. Personal exemptions claimed approximate the number of individuals
Births, deaths and migration make up the components of population change. A measure of the movement of people, net migration is total in-migration less out-migration to an area. A positive net migration value represents more people entering the geography than leaving it, while a negative value means more people are leaving the area than entering it. Favorable net migration rates can be a positive factor in economic development as it relates to population growth, quality of life, and bringing talent into the labor force.