More People Are Moving From D.C. To Maryland And Virginia
D.C seems to be shedding residents, at least locally—23,202 to Maryland and 10,593 to Virginia last year—while the states aren't sending as many back our way. Only about 13,503 moved to D.C. from Maryland, and about 7,915 crossed over from Virginia:
Stronger job growth and a healthier housing market in the region account for much of the mobility, said Lisa Sturtevant of George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis.
"While [the D.C.-area housing market] is still slow, it's possible to sell your home and move to a bigger one," Sturtevant said. "We're not anywhere close to being back to normal, but compared to other places, we don't have as many people underwater."