The population of the Birmingham, AL metropolitan statistical area is on the rise.
From 2010 to 2016, the metro area grew from 1,128,937 to 1,147,417, an increase of 18,480 residents. This increase of 1.6% makes the region the #253 fastest growing MSA over that period, and the 42nd fastest growing area with a base population of over one million people.
Certainly some of the population growth can be attributed to birth rate, but where are all the other people coming from?
An additional Census study recently released gives us some answers. The recent study reveals data about metro-to-metro migration trends over the course of 2011 to 2015. To learn more, our research analysts teamed up with LawnStarter Lawn Service of Birmingham to analyze the new Census data. In the graphic below, we dive into which areas are sending residents to Birmingham, where the area is losing residents to, and how demographics differ between new movers and existing residents.