Dividing the number of persons moving to a state by those moving to and moving from the state gives the percentage of in migration. Using this method, Oregon is the most popular state with 61 percent of movers moving there while just 39 percent moved away. Rounding out the top five are South Carolina at 60 percent, North Carolina at 58 percent, and Washington DC and South Dakota both at 57 percent. New Jersey was last at 36 percent.
Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D.
Population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau show that Southern states continue to dominate the country in terms of population and growth during the last year. According to New Geography, Southern states accounted for more than half of the population growth from 2000 to 2011 while having just one third of the country’s total population. In fact, 95 percent of all migration between states resulted in migration to Southern states.
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In a study by New Geography, South Carolina ranked sixth in net domestic migration in 2010, and has not ranked lower than seventh since 2001.
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