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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.

Posts by Joe Robison

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Are People Moving to or Leaving San Francisco in 2023?

Are people leaving San Francisco? Or are people moving back to San Francisco now in 2023? The question is as old as time – ever since San Francisco became an early boomtown in the 1800s. It’s maintained that boomtown status ever since. In 2023 we’ve seen scores of people who fled the city during the […]


Home Sweet (New) Homes: Ranking the Top 20 U.S. Cities for New Home Construction

With housing prices up like a rocket over the last few years in most metro areas, it’s a boom time for home builders. Consumer demand has been pent up for years in the wake of the great recession, with many home builders hitting hard times or going bankrupt during the 2010s. Now, the strongest home […]


Ranking the 50 Most Haunted States in America for Halloween 2023

American dream? Let’s talk about American nightmares. This expansive and storied country is brimming with ghost stories, apparitions, haunted houses, and other hot spots of paranormal activity that date back centuries and persist to the modern day. In which states are horror aficionados most likely to get their fix of the heebie-jeebies? With Halloween right […]

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Sooner State Resurgence: The moveBuddha 2023 Oklahoma Migration Report

The migration tides are turning in Oklahoma. The Sooner State has long been in the shadow of neighboring Texas, but it’s facing a resurgence. Oklahoma’s gains in net domestic migration in 2021 were the highest since at least 1999. 2022 was a great year, too. moveBuddha data shows that Oklahoma ranked 11th for the most […]

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Outside Austin City Limits: The moveBuddha 2022-2023 Austin Migration Report

Austin is still America’s fastest-growing metro area by many standards. According to Census figures, the Austin MSA population swelled by a staggering 84% between 2000 and 2020. Austin saw a flurry of in-flow moving interest in the early pandemic migration boom. But moveBuddha’s recent data shows the interest may be waning, and outward migration is […]

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Bucking the Buckeye State: The moveBuddha 2022-2023 Ohio Migration Report

Ohio has seen some rusty years since its manufacturing heydays. Today, moveBuddha data shows times are still tough when it comes to domestic migration. The state has seen a consistently higher number of exits from domestic moves. The state ranked #13 for highest outflow in 2022, and is ranked #6 in the early part of […]


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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