I’ve been working with some visualization tools lately. This one uses Venngage and data from the Census (American Community Survey). You can scroll over the image to get detailed data.
May marks the beginning of the peak rental and buying season. But people move more in some places than in others. Cambridge tops the list, with 27% of residents moving in the last year, followed by Somerville at 23% and Brookline at 19%. Last on the list are Winchester and Lexington at 9% and 8% respectively. Cambridge and Brookline also lead in the percentage of residents who moved from abroad (5% and 4%) with Malden at Waltham following close behind (at 4% and 3%). Lincoln, at 9%, has the largest percentage of movers from out-of-state, followed by Cambridge at 7%. Everett and Melrose have the lowest percentages of out-of-state movers (1.1% and %0.5%). In-town moves are led by Cambridge and Somerville (8% and 6%) while Winchester and Concord have the lowest number of in-town moves (1% and %0.2).