Jobs, family, housing, and climate all top taxes as reasons why Americans move from state to state, as we explain in our new paper. We’re taking a closer look today at how climate affects people’s interstate moves.
The IRS tracks Americans’ interstate moves. Its data show that people are moving from the cold Snowbelt to the warm Sunbelt regardless of overall tax levels or the presence of an income tax in any of these states.
The data reveal several trends:
- Lots of people moved from the cold-weather states of Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to nearly all of the Sunbelt states between 1993 and 2011.