While we initially set out to develop a static visual of the flow of US migrants, in the end animation proved to be the key to creating an enchanting overview of migration. It shows the continuous and overwhelming amount of movement across the country and highlights some of the higher volume flows in either direction. It draws you in and provides you with a perspective not readily available in the more basic charts below.
For mobile users an animated graphic gives you the overall picture, while desktop users with more powerful machines can dig into individual state flows. You can read more about the process of creating this visual on our blog.