Data Show That When Montgomery Countians Move, Here’s Where They Go

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A Stacker analysis of migration patterns revealed the locales to which Montgomery County residents relocate most.

A Stacker analysis of 2015–2019 migration patterns from U.S. Census Bureau data reveals the U.S. destinations to which Montgomery County residents are most likely to move.

Montgomery County’s population has been rising steadily over the 25-year period of 1996–2021, the latest year for which data are available.

The 2021 county census tallied 860,578 residents, a statistical rise of 18.8 percent from the 724,604 a quarter century ago.

That said, locals do exit.

The Stacker study of migration patterns showed their top-ten destinations and associated net gains:

RankLocationNet Gain of Montco Residents
10.Allegheny County, Pa.631
 9.Northampton County, Pa.674
 8.Centre County, Pa.702
 7.New Castle County, Del.708
 6.Dauphin County, Pa.1,187
 5.Berks County, Pa.1,835
 4.Delaware County, Pa.2,782
 3.Chester County, Pa.4,251
 2.Bucks County, Pa.4,289
 1.Philadelphia County, Pa.7,111

The collective Jersey Shore geography had one locale show up as a Montgomery County relo choice: Atlantic County, at No. 29. It encompasses Absecon, Brigantine, Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate, Longport, and Somers Point.

Other sun-drenched retirement meccas drawing local residents were Orange County, California (No. 18) and Duval County, Florida (No. 17).

In the metropolis category, the business-cultural-vivacious pull of New York City life resulted in its rank at No. 20.

The full data of Montgomery County’s migration patterns is at Stacker.


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