Domestic Migration

March 14, 2013, 1pm PDT
New Census data shows that after a recession induced respite, "Americans have resumed moving from the Northeast and Midwest to the West and South," reports Neil Shah. Four of the nation's fastest growing large metro areas are located in Texas.
The Wall Street Journal
May 20, 2012, 9am PDT
Is it a calamity that more Californians are leaving the state than are migrating there from others? USC demographer Dowell Myers takes a closer look at migration data and finds that most native-born Californians remain there.
Zocalo Public Square
July 2, 2011, 5am PDT
African Americans in the North are reversing the trend set by their parents and grandparents by migrating back to the South. This post from <em>Grist</em> looks at the impact on communities and urbanism.
Grist
May 16, 2011, 10am PDT
Race and ethnic groups have seen major shifts from the 1990s to today, according to this report from the Brookings Institution.
Brookings Institution
April 9, 2011, 9am PDT
This interactive map from <em>Forbes</em> shows, county by county, where Americans moved in 2008.
Forbes
March 24, 2011, 9am PDT
Cities with high populations of black Americans are losing them, according to figures form the U.S. Census Bureau.
USA Today
December 5, 2010, 1pm PST
After decades of being a nation of rural dwellers, Indians are rapidly moving into cities in search of better jobs, but the housing infrastructure is not keeping pace.
The New York Times
November 17, 2010, 10am PST
On his blog, Aaron Renn has done an analysis of 2008 tax return data from metropolitan areas to show where domestic migration is happening. Some of his findings are a bit surprising.
The Urbanophile
July 15, 2010, 1pm PDT
The Urbanophile explains that although Lebron James was never going to turn around Cleveland alone, his departure is indicative of the city's reliance "on a never-ending cycle of “next big things” to reverse decline."
New Geography
April 1, 2010, 5am PDT
A recent survey from UNLV suggests that 40% of the residents of the Las Vegas metropolitan area would prefer to leave the state.
Las Vegas Sun
February 26, 2010, 6am PST
The migration of America's low income population is spreading to the suburbs. But the suburbs aren't ready to handle the influx, according to this piece.
Next American City
February 5, 2010, 8am PST
A survey of Baby Boomers finds an increasing willingness to move after retirement, and the new tipping point for "old age".
Builder
January 22, 2010, 5am PST
Haitians are moving back out into the countryside after the Capital city of Port-au-Prince suffered devastation from a series of earthquakes this month. Some argue the move back to the country may be a good thing for Haiti.
The New York Times
January 12, 2010, 9am PST
The latest Census data indicates that Americans are moving less than they used to. <em>The New York Times</em> asks a group of experts in demographics, sociology and urban issues why.
The New York Times
September 25, 2009, 11am PDT
Westward migration in the U.S. seems to be slowing, as jobs dry up overcrowding begins pushing people away.
Miller-McCune
July 2, 2009, 11am PDT
Cities on the rise are growing faster and cities on the decline are shrinking slower, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Wall Street Journal
April 27, 2009, 7am PDT
Fewer Americans moved over the past year than any other year since 1962, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The New York Times
February 24, 2009, 6am PST
The global economic downturn is hitting China's urban factories. Millions of migrant workers who had left their farms for factory work are now facing the possibility of making an urban-to-rural migration.
The Globe and Mail
February 3, 2009, 7am PST
More than 20 million Chinese who had migrated to cities for work have been forced to return to the rural countryside as urban jobs dry up.
Guardian
February 1, 2009, 5am PST
Nearly half of Americans want to move to a different part of the country, according to a new survey. Denver and San Diego rated as the most desirable cities to relocate to.
USA Today