In the miles and points community, we often talk about traveling far from home, but how far have you traveled from your original home (e.g. birthplace)? One of the things I really enjoy about traveling is the map side of things – I am trying to visit all 3,143 counties in the United States, as well as visit several other map-geek places on my travel bucket list.
A few months ago, the New York Times published an article mapping migration in the United States, by state.
This type of map is called a Voronoi treemap map, and shows the percentage of people in each state that were born in that state. For example, Nevada had the lowest percentage – of all people who were living in Nevada in 2012, only 25% of them were BORN in Nevada. Almost as many (19%) were born in California.
My home state of Ohio has the 2nd highest percentage of native born people (2nd only to Louisiana) – unfortunately I’m one of the “Other” 25% – I was born in Germany! I did appreciate that they put my 5% “Outside the US” slice right there in Southwest Ohio where I live!!! 😀
On the NY Times site, you can also see the percentages in 1900 as well as 1950.
What about you and your home state? Where do you fit in? Leave a note in the comments
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