Most of it won't surprise you: the northeast and the rust belt states, along with California, are losing residents at incredibly high rates. Most of the south and southwest is gaining. Texas, Florida, Arizona, and Colorado lead the way in total wealth gained due to migration. Some are surprising, though: Washington State,...
from the article: "From 2000 to 2009, the Census Bureau estimates, there has been a domestic outflow of 1,509,000 people from California -- almost as many as the number of immigrants coming in." Sounds like it's pretty stable. Also, average income on California in 2009: $58,931 in Texas in 2009: $48,044. Texas is drawing low-paying, low education jobs. How many high tech firms seek out locations where they can't get quality employees? Low pay, less state amenities, poor public health care, less-than-Sterling education prospects...sounds like the ideal place for the right wing.
In the United States today, interstate migration is becoming a more and more prominent topic. A new book called How Money Walks has used IRS data to put hard numbers to which states are losing and which states are gaining wealth due to interstate migration.
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