A recent report by the New York Times showed migration patterns since 1900 by looking at the birthplace of people in each state. Their most updated figures were from 2012. This comes on the heels of a report released earlier this year that said 47% of Maryland residents would leave the state if they could.
The facts revealed indicate that, in 2012, the following was true of Maryland residents:
- 48% were born in Maryland.
- 15% were born outside the United States.
- 9% were born in the District of Columbia.
- 6% were born in other states in the south.
- 5% were born in other states in the northeast.
- 4% were born in New York.
- 4% were born in Pennsylvania.
- 4% were born in other states in the midwest.
- 3% were born in Virginia.
- 3% were born in other states in the West.
Some comparative data from other states:
- 7% of Delaware residents were born in Maryland.
- 4% of West Virginia residents were born in Maryland.
- 28% of California residents were born outside the US.
- 24% of New York residents were born outside the US.
- 23% of New Jersey residents were born outside the US.
- 17% of Texas residents were born outside the US.
- 13% of Virginia residents were born outside the US.
It would appear Maryland residents who are leaving are largely going to West Virginia and Delaware, which would be consistent with conservatives in western Maryland and on the Eastern Shore voting with their feet. Additionally, Maryland has the highest percentage of residents born on outside the US between Florida and New Jersey on the East Coast.
In 1980, 5% of Maryland residents were born outside the US.
Here’s the Maryland graph from the report:
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.