Emily Badger, originally from Chicago, has moved many times, including to Orlando, Atlanta, Washington, San Francisco and back to Washington again.
The Upshot is working on a project about migration within the United States, exploring the patterns of where people move when they leave for another region or state.
Census data can tell us a lot about these trends and how they’ve shifted over time, across millions of movers. But we’d also like to understand the more personal choices that motivate big moves: Why did you leave your community? How did you decide where to go? Did you move for higher pay, or cheaper housing, or closer family ties?
If you’ve made such a move in recent years — not just across town, but to a new metro area — we’d like to hear about it. For…