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County Migration: Where Do Residents Come From and Move to?

A new U.S. Census Bureau map of migration patterns between counties shows where San Mateo County residents moved to and from between 2006 and 2010.

Are any of your new South San Francisco neighbors from a different California county or from a different state or country?

Between 2006 and 2010, San Mateo County grabbed 26 residents from Lewis and Clark County, Montana, and lost 19 residents to Hancock County, Maine, and lost another 61 residents to Washington County, Arkansas.

That's just a sliver of the migration patterns to and from San Mateo County between 2006 and 2010, according to a U.S. Census Bureau interactive map that went live last month, emphasizing just how far flung movements are between San Mateo County and the rest of the country.

During the survey period, 6,836 people moved to San Mateo County from another state and 8,923 moved elsewhere from San Mateo for a net loss of 2,187 people.

Not surprisingly, San Francisco sent the most residents of any county to San Mateo at 10,643, with Santa Clara next at 5,439. 

Movement wasn’t limited to the United States either. San Mateo County had 6,551 people move in from abroad.

Click here to use the Census Bureau’s map to investigate migration patterns across the country in greater detail.

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