Where we came from in the United States…and where we went is the subject of today’s post. These infographics from the New York Times illustrate domestic migration from 1900 through 2012. You know I love a good set of interactive maps for genealogy research and these are fascinating.
These maps use census data to illustrate where residents of each state were born. The map can also be reversed to show where people who were born in a particular state moved. Each state has its own complexities. Epic trends, such as European immigration at the turn of the century or the Great Migration of African-Americans northward during WWII, are made visible.
Arizona and Illinois are featured in today’s post. Click here to see infographics on each of the 50 states.
The New York Times writes:
The following charts document domestic migration since the turn of the last century, based on census data. For every state, we’ve broken down the population in two […]