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Joe Robison

Joe Robison

Joe Robison is a data reporter for moveBuddha.com. Joe writes about moving statistics, population trends, economics, and current events.

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Top 25 Cities for Irish Culture

In practically every corner of the United States, there lives a pocket of Irish culture, whether it be locals of Irish ancestry or a pub named O’Connor’s. In fact, nearly 10% of Americans identify as Irish, including U.S. President Joe Biden. (Finnegan is his mother’s maiden name.) If we look back into American history, the […]

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The Heat is On: The moveBuddha 2022 Miami Migration Report

This tropical Silicon Beach provided tech crews a remote work paradise during other states’ Covid lockdowns, and it looks like that trend has continued though outbreaks have subsided. Politics seems to be driving continual moves from states like California and New York, as more people who might be best able to afford high taxes and […]


Coasting into The Palmetto State: The moveBuddha 2022 South Carolina Migration Report

South Carolina has long been known for its storied history, beautiful beaches, and its world-class golf courses. However, it’s attracting a lot more than just tourists to Myrtle Beach during spring break. The state wasn’t only ranked #3 for population growth according to Census data, moveBuddha found the state ranked #5 nationwide in 2022 for […]

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Gotham Returns: The moveBuddha 2022-2023 New York City Migration Report

The Big Apple suffered some COVID-19 bruises in 2020 when over 100K residents noped out of a dense city with some of the highest COVID transmissions and death rates. Many returned, but the city still hasn’t fully recovered. Are newcomers moving in to take a bite of the apple, or has the big city lost […]

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Deseret Moves: The moveBuddha 2022 Utah Migration Report

An outdoors lover’s paradise, from Arches National Park to Zion National Park and the Great Salt Lake, pandemic-era movers flocked to the naturally social-distanced spaces of Utah. Are movers still heading to Utah, or are locals enduring overcrowding looking to head out? Big takeaways While Utah was a popular state to move to in 2020, […]


Island Surge: The moveBuddha 2021-2022 Hawaii Migration Report

In 2022, Hawaii ranks #1 nationwide for inflow, with an in-to-out ratio of 252 to 100. In other words, moveBuddha search data shows that for every 252 searches for moves into Hawaii, there are only 100 looking to move out. Big takeaways Hawaii is the #1 state in the nation for inflow, with the highest […]

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Georgia is Just Peachy: The moveBuddha 2021-2022 Georgia Migration Report

Big takeaways Since 2020, Georgia has maintained its status as a state attracting new moves in from other states. The latest 2022 data shows that for every 123 moves into the state there are only 100 out. In 2022, the top states fueling moves into Georgia — California, Florida, New York, and Texas — collectively […]

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Moving to Bigger Skies: The moveBuddha 2021-2022 Montana Migration Report

Big Takeaways: Moves into Montana from out of state are 2 times more likely than a move exiting the state in 2022. California and Washington together represent 27% of moves into Montana. While Arizona, Texas, Oregon, and Florida are also sending large proportions of moves in. Every city in the state in our analysis is […]