Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Population Movements

People are moving around the USA in the fastest rate since the early 1990s, according to recent data from the U. S. Census. This movement is being led by two very mobile segments of our population: Immigrants who are moving inland from traditional gateway cities to lower costs alternatives and Gen-Xers who are moving mostly in search of a higher quality of life.

In 2006, 2.7% of Americans or 8 million moved to another state to live. What I found most interesting is where these moves are being made to. For the most part they are occurring from “big city” states and moving to mostly rural ones.

The largest number of moves occurred to (in order): NV, AK, WY, ID and HI. The smallest number of moves in occurred in MI, NY, CA, OH and NJ.

Interesting trend, isn’t it?

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