Anoka County stole 118 residents from Florida’s Lake County between 2006 and 2010. Meanwhile, it lost 47 people to the Anchorage Municipality in Alaska during the same time period.
A U.S. Census Bureau interactive map that went live Tuesday emphasizes just how far flung movements are between the 1.1 million-person county and the rest of the country. During the survey period, 3,403 people moved to Anoka County from a different state while 5,290 people moved from here to a different state.
Movement wasn’t limited to the United States either. Anoka County had 1,255 people move in from abroad.
Migration was biggest within Minnesota—and Anoka County saw 16,628 more people move in from elsewhere in the state. The county had 15,857 people move to other Minnesota counties. It had a whopping 3,825-person net gain from Hennepin County alone.
Use the search box above to see how much Anoka County gained and lost to counties across the country. (Choose a state from the pulldown menu first, leaving the top "County" window blank.)
Visit the Census Bureau's map to investigate migration patterns across the country in greater detail.