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Map: Migration In, But Mostly Out, of LA County

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Forbes has released a series of maps using Internal Revenue Service data that chart the migration patterns from county to county as part of a series of articles called "Where America's Money is Moving." The maps were created using 2008 information, though not every move in the country is represented, since the IRS "only reports inter-county moves for more than 10 people."

The Los Angeles County map shows that our once-upon-a-time utopian appeal has given way to people moving out in large quantities to places all over the country, though, some people, many from colder climates, continue to pick up stakes and head to L.A.

We've picked a few more of the county maps to look at in comparison, like the flight out of Detroit, and the many roads leading into Seattle.