Community Research Partners has released Data Byte No. 4: Coming or Going? Ohio Population Migration Patterns. This Data Byte analyzes migration data from the IRS. CRP found that from 2007 to 2008, 407,288 people moved into Ohio from other parts of the U.S., and 442,980 moved out of state to elsewhere in the country, for a net loss of 35,692 people who moved within the U.S. This loss does not include natural increase (births minus deaths) or foreign-born immigrants.
The top source of net migration into Ohio was Michigan, from which Ohio had a net gain of 1,802 people from 2007 to 2008. Other states in the top five for net migration into Ohio were Utah (148 people), West Virginia (135), Pennsylvania (129), and Hawaii (116).
The top destination for net migration out of Ohio was Florida, with a net outflow from Ohio of 3,999 people. Several other top destination states were in the Sun Belt. The rest of the top five states for net migration loss from Ohio were Texas (2,799 people), North Carolina (2,601), Arizona (1,844), and Kentucky (1,811).