New England Migration Trends New England Migration Trends

By David Agrawal

This paper hosts maps that present a comprehensive, county-by-county portrait of New England population movements between 2003 and 2004, using data from the Internal Revenue Service. The picture that emerges fits into a broader trend: on net, more people moved from New England to other parts of the United States than are moving into the region over the period analyzed. People also redistributed themselves within the region: New England's northern states gained population from southern New England states. While these shifts raise important policy concerns, they are by no means new phenomena. New England's population has long grown more slowly than the national average, due in equal measure to out-migration and a slower rate of natural increase.

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