Data Byte: American Migration Map

American Migration Map In Sarasota County, many of us have moved here from somewhere else in the United States. Have you ever wondered what our county's migration patterns would look like if they were visualized on a map of the entire United States? The interactive American Migration map makes this possible for any of us to look at migration to and from each county in the United States annually from 2005-2009.  Simply click on Sarasota County on the interactive map, and you will see which counties people move here from (blue), and which counties people move to (red). The map is created by Forbes, sponsored by IBM, and based on IRS data. Over the course of 2009, almost 40 million Americans moved from one house to another and over 40,000 people moved across the Sarasota County line. The map shows us that Sarasota is attracting more people from around the country than we are losing, although this ratio has been decreasing over the past few years. Wouldn't it be neat if we could see which neighborhoods within Sarasota County people are moving to and from? This might soon be possible through the Community Data Collaborative forming here in Sarasota County.   What other kinds of data about Sarasota County would you like to see visualized on an interactive map like this?