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Geographical Mobility: March 1975 to March 1979

Report Number P20-353

This report presents data from the March 1979 Current Population Survey (CPS) which included questions on respondent’s county and city of residence 4 years earlier. The mobility data obtained by comparing residence in 1975 with that in 1979 show a continuation of the major migration patterns established during the first half of the 1970’s.

Regional migration patterns continued to show net outmigration from the Northeast and the North Central Regions into the South and the West. The data also show a continuation of the trend since 1970 of net outmigration from central cities and a net shift, due to migration, out of metropolitan areas as a whole. These movements are discussed more fully as are the longstanding migration differentials associated with age, education, and other characteristics.


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