Domestic Net Migration in the United States: 2000 to 2004
Marc J. Perry, U.S. Census Bureau
Migration is an increasingly important determinant of population redistribution within the United States. This poster describes recent patterns of population redistribution reflecting the domestic, or internal, net migration component of population estimates data. Analysis focuses on net domestic migration for census regions and divisions, states, metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas, and counties. The primary time frame for the paper is the post-Census 2000 period (July 1, 2000 through July 1, 2004), though annualized migration data for the period 1990 to 2000 are included to provide an historical perspective on the migration patterns discussed. Text accompanies the state- and county-level maps that illustrate the migration patterns. Results indicate both the continuation of migration patterns from the 1990s for some areas as well as the emergence of new migration patterns in other areas.