Tens of Thousands Leave Greater Washington Each Year. Here's Where They Go.

Every year, tens of thousands of people pack up and leave Greater Washington (though, probably not via the Metro’s Red Line) for opportunities elsewhere.

In fact, about 18,000 more people leave the D.C. metro area than move in every year, according to data from lawn care service LawnStarter.

That company crunched the U.S. Census numbers for us on the migration of people to and from the D.C. area from 2010 to 2014, not counting international immigration, to find out where these people actually go once they leave.

Lawnstarter is an online platform founded in 2013 that connects lawn care professionals with homeowners based in Austin, Texas ( and it operates in the D.C. area). It has raised more than $7.25 million in venture funding and aims to make lawn care easier – and also crunches data on a variety of subjects, including on population and migration.

Some of these figures are more than likely college students leaving the D.C. area for schools such as Virginia Tech. Others might actually…Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.

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