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Old 12-26-2013, 02:08 PM
 
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Restless America: state-to-state migration in 2012 | vizynary

Interesting statistics on which states are attracting or losing the most people. While Texas appears to be gaining a lot, it's a huge state so the comparative growth is not so surprising. What is surprising is how many people are leaving Alaska - their population is already small so losing 50,000 people seems huge.
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:52 PM
 
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Keep in mind it's just domestic migration; there's still international migration and natural increase/decrease that will contribute to total population change.

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Old 12-27-2013, 04:20 AM
 
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This chart seems more accurate in terms of assessing real growth (cumulative with birth/death) versus just migration.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:41 AM
 
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Those data look a little inaccurate. It seems like the 2008 estimates were extrapolated from 00s growth rates, whereas the 2012 estimates are extrapolated from 10s growth rates. The estimates for 2010 (and years previous) were pretty different than actual numbers in 2010 for many municipalities, so the rates are going to be pretty off if you look at 2008 (est) to 2012 (est).
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:22 AM
 
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Those data look a little inaccurate. It seems like the 2008 estimates were extrapolated from 00s growth rates, whereas the 2012 estimates are extrapolated from 10s growth rates. The estimates for 2010 (and years previous) were pretty different than actual numbers in 2010 for many municipalities, so the rates are going to be pretty off if you look at 2008 (est) to 2012 (est).
It can't be that far off:

Bloomberg ranked the U.S. states and the District of Columbia based on the real GDP growth rate and the percentage change in population from 2008 to 2012.

The score is the average percentage rank of both factors. Census population estimates are as of July 1, 2008, and July 1, 2012.


The OP's information doesn't take into account death rates which are significant with Florida's numbers for example.
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:56 PM
 
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It can't be that far off:

Bloomberg ranked the U.S. states and the District of Columbia based on the real GDP growth rate and the percentage change in population from 2008 to 2012.

The score is the average percentage rank of both factors. Census population estimates are as of July 1, 2008, and July 1, 2012.


The OP's information doesn't take into account death rates which are significant with Florida's numbers for example.
Some of them are though. Illinois never reached 12.9 million people--the estimates were just off and corrected after the 2010 census, so the negative growth rate is incorrect. Similarly, Pennsylvania didn't gain >300,000 people in just 4 yrs--the estimates for 2008 were too low and corrected once the data came out in 2010, so this table suggests a much higher growth rate over a 4 yr period than actuality. These are just a couple of examples; I'm sure there are more.
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Old 12-27-2013, 04:06 PM
 
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Some of them are though. Illinois never reached 12.9 million people--the estimates were just off and corrected after the 2010 census, so the negative growth rate is incorrect. Similarly, Pennsylvania didn't gain >300,000 people in just 4 yrs--the estimates for 2008 were too low and corrected once the data came out in 2010, so this table suggests a much higher growth rate over a 4 yr period than actuality. These are just a couple of examples; I'm sure there are more.
True. The link says that AZ had a population of 6,500,000 in 2008. That isn't true. The state's population in 2010 was still only at 6,392,017. This makes it appear that AZ only gained 53,255 over a 5-year period which is certainly underestimated.
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