Demographic Shuffle

A Census report "indicates that the 'white flight' of the early 1990s is not so white anymore."
August 23, 2003, 3pm PDT | Connie Chung
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A recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that "hispanic, black and Asian immigrants are leaving states that are traditional immigrant gateways for the same reasons that others are leaving: affordability, quality of life and jobs....The arrival of thousands of Californians to states like Nevada has created a demand for workers in construction and service industries. In the Midwest and Southeast, immigrants are filling farm and factory jobs abandoned by U.S.-born workers. The report also shows that a smaller share of new arrivals are settling in states that have been immigrant magnets....The patterns are detailed in the report, which profiles the state-to-state movement of people born in the USA vs. those born elsewhere....Data that will be released later will give a more detailed picture of who's moving: newcomers or longtime immigrants." Includes a table that shows domestic migration patterns of both people born in the U.S. and in foreign countries, by state.

Thanks to Connie Chung

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Published on Thursday, August 21, 2003 in USA Today
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