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Net International Migration Returns to Pre-COVID-19 Levels
New 2022 population estimates show the largest single-year increase in net migration between the United States and abroad since 2010.
Do Disabilities Impact Older People’s Moves to Other Locations?
About 8.3% of people ages 65 and older with a disability and 5.1% without a disability moved during the prior year from 2015-2019.
There’s No Place Like (Close to) Home
New research shows where people move as young adults. Eight in 10 live within 100 miles of where they grew up.
Net Domestic Migration Increased in Many U.S. Counties in 2021
Smaller counties were more likely to experience net domestic migration gains and larger counties declines last year, possibly due to the pandemic.
What Has Driven Population Change in U.S. Counties?
In most counties, domestic migration played a larger role in population growth than births, deaths and international migration, possibly due to the pandemic.
U.S. Migration Continued to Decline From 2020 to 2021
In 2021, 8.4% of people had lived in a different residence a year earlier, a decline from the 2020 mover rate of 9.3%.
Net International Migration at Lowest Levels in Decades
Travel restrictions during the pandemic had a significant impact on international migration, according to July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021 estimates out today.
Net Outmigration from Puerto Rico Slows During Pandemic
The U.S. Census Bureau is now using flight data to more accurately measure migration flows in and out of Puerto Rico.
Population Grew 0.1% in 2021, Slowest Rate Since America’s Founding
With the exception of the last few years, the U.S. population has not grown at such a slow rate since 1918, during the influenza pandemic and World War I.
Got a Problem? Census TOP Summit May Have an App or Tool to Solve It
TOP Summit will display tools designed to address COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, financial inequity and other real-world issues.
The “Hart” of the Nation’s Population: Hartville, Missouri (Pop. 594)
The Census Bureau calculated the spot that marks the center of U.S. population based on the 2020 Census and it is in Missouri for the fifth consecutive decade.
Will Nation's Center of Population Stay in Missouri for Fifth Decade?
On Nov. 16, the U.S. Census Bureau will announce where the U.S. center of population was in 2020, a way to summarize population shifts every decade.


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