Native Sons – A map of Americans living in the state where they were born.

Born_In_StateHaving seen an interactive the New York Times did recently looking at migration within the United States, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/16/upshot/mapping-migration-in-the-united-states-since-1900.html?WT.mc_id=AD-D-E-KEYWEE-SOC-FP-NOV-AUD-DEV-ROS-1101-1204&bicmp=AD&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&bicmst=1414728000&bicmet=1451538000&ad-keywords=KeyweeCampaign&kwp_0=4807&_r=0&abt=0002&abg=1, I decided that maybe I should go ahead and share my own take on it.

I looked at what I called “Native Sons” almost as soon as I started playing with the zipcode-level census data. The clear state borders you can see really stood out to me. Sadly, I didn’t think anyone else would be as interested in that… But from what I’ve seen of responses to the Times interactive, this is not the case. At least for Louisiana – one of the biggest homebodies of all the states. Born here, stay here, die here, apparently. Either the state is awesome, or we’re kind of timid/boring.

Enjoy!

Link to interactive:https://public.tableausoftware.com/views/supercensus/BornInState?:embed=y&:display_count=no

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