What Is Internal Migration?

Internal migration is the movement of people from one place to another within a particular country. People can migrate due to several reasons, including social, political, environmental and economical factors.

Internal migration has effects on the destination of the people and the place left behind. People move in search for jobs, new rental property or a purchased home. Education reasons are also a major cause of internal migration in the country. People also desire to move to a new place after living at one place for many years. Environmental factors, such as hurricanes, sinkholes and earthquakes, also contribute to internal migration.