84% of moves in the top 50 metro areas during the pandemic were within the metro area. This is more of a reshuffling than a great migration as most moves are in 100 miles of their origin. Only 6% moved to another top metro area.
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While the percentage of permanent moves from major metro areas increased an average 3%, permanent moves from San Francisco increased 23%. This is the highest increase in permanent moves nationally. Even when looking at temporary moves, the rate doubled for San Francisco while nationally it increased 17%.