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Some states and counties were already winning the migration battle before the Covid-19 took the world by storm.

Like with many other trends, the pandemic sent several migration patterns into overdrive — shifting thousands of people and billions of dollars into fast-growing counties and leaving other areas scrambling to recapture their losses.

Massachusetts was a net loser in 2019 and 2020. The state had 20,434 fewer tax filers at the end of 2020 than two years earlier, according to the analysis, representing a net loss of $2.5 billion in income. Other Northeast states  such as New Hampshire and Rhode Island saw the biggest influx of Bay Staters, but thousands of Massachusetts residents headed for warmer climates in Florida and California.

The Business Journals analyzed Internal Revenue Service filing data to identify migration patterns for the 2019 and 2020 tax years — data that offers one of the most comprehensive pictures yet about how the first year of the pandemic reshaped migration in America.

Using the tool below, you can get a detailed picture of migration trends in your state and county. The table includes net migration into and out of counties across the nation. When available, the tables include the top 50 sources of both in-migration and out-migration for each county.

Source: Internal Revenue Service

Note: Data includes the top sources of in-migration and out-migration for each county (as long as the migration involved at least 20 filers).

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