Pew Research CenterMar 11, 2009

Magnet or Sticky?: A State-by-State Typology

“Magnet” states are those in which a high share of the adults who live there now moved there from some other state. “Sticky” states are those in which a high share of the adults who were born there live there now.

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Pew Research CenterMar 11, 2009

Interactive: Sticky States

“Magnet” states are those in which a high share of the adults who live there now moved there from some other state. “Sticky” states are those in which a high share of the adults who were born there live there now.

Pew Research CenterFeb 26, 2009

Suburbs Not Most Popular, But Suburbanites Most Content

Suburbanites are significantly more satisfied with their communities than are residents of cities, small towns or rural areas, but that doesn’t mean Americans want to live there.

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Pew Research CenterJan 29, 2009

Interactive: Rate Your Community

What do you think of your community as a place to live? And how do other Americans rate their communities? To find out how your community stacks up, answer the following questions.

Pew Research CenterJan 29, 2009

For Nearly Half of America, Grass Is Greener Somewhere Else; Denver Tops List of Favorite Cities

Nearly half of the public would rather live in a different type of community from the one they’re living in now — a sentiment that is most prevalent among city dwellers.

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Pew Research CenterDec 17, 2008

Map: U.S. Migration Flows

Most Americans have moved to a new community at least once in their lives, although a notable number — nearly four-in-ten — have never left the place in which they were born.

Pew Research CenterDec 17, 2008

Who Moves? Who Stays Put? Where’s Home?

Most Americans have moved to a new community at least once in their lives, although a notable number — nearly four-in-ten — have never left the place in which they were born.