Migration: Coming and going in Raleigh-Durham

Tracking population migration in Raleigh-Durham

August 03, 2020
Net migrants | In-migration (2018)
Net migrants | Out-migration (2018)
  • The Triangle continues to draw large numbers of new residents from more Northeast metros.

  • New resident continue to pour in from the Northeast drawn by the Triangle’s robust job market, lower cost of living, and appealing climate.

  • Among the top 10 metros losing residents to Raleigh-Durham, 6 are in the Northeast, 2 are in the Southeast, 1 is in the Midwest, and 1 is on the West Coast.

  • Residents are leaving the Inner Raleigh-Durham area for less expensive neighboring metro areas while continuing to commute to the Triangle.

  • There is some spillover to other major tech metro.  RDU lost residents to Seattle and Atlanta.

  • Retirees are also leaving The Triangle for coastal leisure destinations such as Myrtle Beach and Morehead City.