Where are they all coming from?

Every year, tens of thousands more people move to the Tampa Bay area than move out of it. Where are they coming from? Click points on the map below to find out.

What is on this map?
The points on this map represent the center of counties across the country where more than 10 people moved to or from the Tampa Bay area. The data comes from the Internal Revenue Service, which used tax returns to determine where people lived in one year and where they lived the next to determine who moved where. With that information, the St. Petersburg Times calculated the net change for the Tampa Bay area from each county.


Net migration is the total number of people moving to Tampa Bay minus the total number of people moving away from Tampa Bay.

Net income is the total amount of money people moving to Tampa Bay are making minus the total amount of money people are making who are moving away.

1. Each point on the map is clickable. Clicking on the point will reveal information about what happened at that location.
2. After clicking on a point, you can use the long vertical slider bar on the left side to zoom in on the point. In the map view, you'll be able to see landmarks, cities and roads surrounding the banks.
3. After zooming in on a point, try clicking on the satellite or hybrid buttons on the top right side of the map. The Satellite button will bring in satellite imagery for the area. The hybrid map will also bring in satellite images, as well as road maps to provide context.

Map by Dana Oppenheim and Matthew Waite.


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