People moving into Michigan balances those leaving - for 1st time in 6 years
For the first time in six years, the number of people moving into the state of Michigan balances the number of people moving out.
The report highlights migration patterns to show relocation data by state. A state is classified as “inbound” if more than 55 percent of total shipments moved into the state and “outbound” if more than 55 percent moved out of the state.
The 2011 results are promising for Michigan: More residents are choosing to stay here and more people are moving here than the past few years.
For instance, in 2008, there were 2,392 outbound migrators and 1,619 inbound migrators. In 2009, there were 1,818 outbound migrators and 1,205 inbound migrators.
Along with Iowa and South Dakota, Michigan is also only one of three Midwestern states classified as balanced.
Nationally, Washington D.C. had the highest percentage of inbound moves for the sixth year in a row and Ohio had the highest percentage of outbound moves, with 2,876 residents choosing to move elsewhere.