According to new Census 2000 reports, Nevada and Arizona had the highest rates of net inmigration from other states between 1995 and 2000 and many of their new residents came from California.
In census-speak, "inmigration" means people moving in from other places, while "outmigration" means people leaving for greener pastures.
Nevada easily led all states with the highest rate of net inmigration between 1995 and 2000, gaining 151.5 people for every 1,000 residents. Besides Nevada and Arizona (which gained 74.3 migrants per 1,000), other states with high levels of net inmigration were Georgia (48.6), North Carolina (48.4), Florida (44.0) and Colorado (43.8).
States that saw the greatest rate of departing (outmigrating) citizens included the District of Columbia (which lost 81.7 people per 1,000 residents), Hawaii (65.4), Alaska (51.0), New York (48.8) and North Dakota (40.6).
Other interesting details from the new census reports included:
The four Census Bureau reports referenced in this article are:
Estimates in all four reports are based on responses from a sample of the population. As with all surveys, these estimates may vary from the actual values because of sampling variation or other factors. [Source: U.S. Census Bureau]