Roughly one in ten Americans move every year, bringing significant social and economic impact to both the places they move from and the places they move to.
Recently published research has shown that migration intent mined from internet search queries can forecast domestic migration and provide new insights beyond government data.
The interactive maps below is based on a sample of 4.2 million Bing search queries extracted between 2014 and 2016, where the query intent suggests an interest in moving from one place to another. Below, we display a migration score based on these queries showing the intensity of interest in migrating from one state to another.
This is an interactive companion to the the 2019 Web Conference (WWW) paper "Forecasting U.S. Domestic Migration Using Internet Search Queries" by Allen Yilun Lin (Northwestern University), Justin Cranshaw (Microsoft Research), and Scott Counts (Microsoft Research).
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