By: Janet Harrah
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released estimates from the American Community Survey showing how many people migrated from one county to another during the course of a year, the first such numbers published since these data were collected as part of the 2000 Census.
The American Community Survey (ACS) asks respondents age 1 year and over whether they lived in the same residence one year ago. For people who lived in a different residence, the location of their previous residence is collected.
- More than half of new residents come from outside Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana
- Most new residents come from other metropolitan statistical areas
- Cincinnati is attracting a significant number of new residents from much larger metropolitan areas from around the country
- One in 10 new residents are coming from outside the United States
- One in 5 new residents are coming from Sun-belt states
- More than half of departing residents went to another county in Kentucky, Ohio or Indiana
- Most departing residents moved to another metropolitan statistical area
- On balance, Cincinnati had more people move in than move out of the region