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Reasons for Interstate Migration: Jobs, Retirement, Climate, and Other Influences

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Report Number P23-81

This report analyzes the reported reasons underlying interstate and interregional migration. Using data collected in the Annual Housing Surveys, the study focuses on noneconomic factors (especially the role of climate and retirement) underlying migration from the North to the South and West.

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Page Last Revised - October 8, 2021
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