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Old 06-03-2007, 08:33 AM
 
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I am curious which U.S. states, and perhaps areas within those states currently are at the receiving end of most migration within the U.S. - and how that is affecting local infrastructure and local qualtity of life in general.

For example, reading through these forums, one gets the impression that everyone from the north east and their brother is moving to North Carolina, a lot of Floridians are moving to Tennessee, or other states just north, and Californians are moving anywhere just east or north of them that is less expensive.

One also gets the impression that the trendiest spots (like NC) are having problems with overcrowded schools and things of that nature.

Has anyone moved to one of these favorites and been disappointed with what they found? Up here in the north east, it's at the point that I am hearing the grocery check out person tell people how you "can't lose" if you move to North Carolina, which makes me wonder whether the obvious migration trends are the ones to avoid.
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Old 06-03-2007, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Yeah NC gets a lot of press in these forums. I know that from New York and New Jersey, more people are moving to Pennsylvania than to North Carolina (or at least that was the case in 2005'ish). I guess people talk more about moving to NC because it seems more exotic than PA?
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Texans receive alot of people from California and the Midwest.
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I would agree. I think with the low cost of housing, and overall sound economy, Texas is only going to see a much larger surge of people going towards that area. Also, judging from these boards, and all the talk of this city vs. Portland, it also seems that a lot of people are looking to relocate to Portland, which in my mind is not a bad thing.
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Colorado receives a lot of midwesterners esp from Ill because it is the biggest midwestern state population wise, Texans, and Californians.
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:50 AM
 
Location: IN
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States that have high rates of in-migration from other states include Arizona, Washington, Idaho, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and New Hampshire.
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Old 06-03-2007, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Do you have a source for that? I could use it. Thanks.
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Old 06-03-2007, 02:43 PM
 
Location: IN
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I used the city-data site and clicked on the individual states and looked at the numbers for in-migration from other states. The states with higher levels of in-migration from other states seem to be concentrated in the west and south.
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Old 06-03-2007, 03:21 PM
 
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NC is becoming a little New Jersey! Seriously, it seems everyone I meet is from NJ!

We moved to NC from California and there are quite a few Californians too. Hardly anyone is FROM here.

Dawn
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Old 06-03-2007, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Burkina Faso
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The facts on whose moving where are right here:

Components of Population Change (http://www.census.gov/popest/states/NST-comp-chg.html - broken link)

Domestic Migration only in past year

United States -
Northeast -375,417
Midwest -184,181
South 506,118
West 53,480
.Alabama 31,600
.Alaska -1,728
.Arizona 129,987
.Arkansas 19,495
.California -287,684
.Colorado 29,819
.Connecticut -16,944
.Delaware 5,434
.District of Columbia -6,848
.Florida 165,757
.Georgia 120,953
.Hawaii -3,136
.Idaho 22,500
.Illinois -68,661
.Indiana 5,011
.Iowa 115
.Kansas -7,370
.Kentucky 9,650
.Louisiana -241,201
.Maine 927
.Maryland -25,610
.Massachusetts -49,528
.Michigan -65,123
.Minnesota -4,509
.Mississippi -14,854
.Missouri 13,338
.Montana 6,614
.Nebraska -5,578
.Nevada 53,105
.New Hampshire 2,170
.New Jersey -72,547
.New Mexico 8,784
.New York -225,766
.North Carolina 104,133
.North Dakota -2,113
.Ohio -48,153
.Oklahoma 12,336
.Oregon 34,332
.Pennsylvania -492
.Rhode Island -12,566
.South Carolina 47,950
.South Dakota 1,951
.Tennessee 50,383
.Texas 218,745
.Utah 14,852
.Vermont -671
.Virginia 4,216
.Washington 43,089
.West Virginia 3,979
.Wisconsin -3,089
.Wyoming 2,946
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