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Michigan has highest outbound moving rate
The Daily News Website ^ | 1-8-09 | AP

Posted on 01/08/2009 9:23:37 AM PST by mombyprofession

ST. LOUIS - Michigan saw the nation's most outbound migration in 2008, with 67.1 percent of interstate moves heading out, according to a migration study released Wednesday.

It marked the third straight year that Michigan, hard hit by the economy and layoffs in the auto industry, has seen the highest percentage of outbound migration.

Americans continue to head west - and to the Mid-Atlantic states - while many are leaving the Great Lakes region behind.

St. Louis-based United Van Lines, the nation's largest mover of household goods, has been tracking moves since 1977. Company vice president Carl Walter said the study in the past has accurately reflected trends in migration. He said real estate firms, financial institutions and others use United's data for planning and analysis.

The 2008 study looked at 198,962 interstate household moves in the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia.

In fact, the District of Columbia tops the list for inbound migration, with 62.1 percent of interstate moves going in. Nevada was second (59.2 percent), followed by North Carolina (58.2 percent), Alabama (58.1 percent) and Wyoming (57.8 percent).

Most of the states with high percentages of inbound moves were in the Mid-Atlantic (South Carolina and Delaware also ranked high) or the West (South Dakota, Oregon and Colorado also ranked high).

North Dakota (58.9 percent), New Jersey (58.7 percent), Pennsylvania (58 percent) and Rhode Island (57.8 percent) also were in the top five in the percentage of outbound movers. Several other states with high rates of outbound moves were in the Great Lakes region, including Illinois, Indiana, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Most states in the South saw more inbound than outbound moves in 2008. Only two states in the Northeast - Vermont and Massachusetts - had more inbound than outbound migration.

Missouri reversed a 13-year trend of outbound moves, with 51.4 percent of 2008 moves coming into the Show-Me State. In Illinois, 57.2 percent of moves were outbound, the sixth-highest total. Kansas saw 50.4 percent of interstate moves inbound.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: automakers; bluestates; economy; exodus; jobs; layoffs; michigan; moving
Is this really a surprise? Why is this news?
1 posted on 01/08/2009 9:23:37 AM PST by mombyprofession
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To: mombyprofession

What’s really the surprise is that a third of moves are INTO Michigan. Must be self-flagellating liberal loons moving in...


2 posted on 01/08/2009 9:26:01 AM PST by buzzyboop (no tags, no fuss)
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To: mombyprofession

It is news because with global warming, Michigan is suppose to become a tropical paradise that vacationers from florida will flock to when global warming turns the pitiful portions of the state not submerged by the melting ice caps into desert.


3 posted on 01/08/2009 9:27:50 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead (3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87))
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To: mombyprofession

What sucks is these idiots move to Red states in the South, SW and West and they turn them into bankrupt Lib sewers. Look at the states California Libs ruined. NC is becoming NJ south. NH has been ruined. S. Florida ruined. Colorado has almost been ruined. AZ is becoming crap with Juan McCcain.


4 posted on 01/08/2009 9:28:02 AM PST by Frantzie
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To: mombyprofession
DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Ya think??
5 posted on 01/08/2009 9:29:55 AM PST by Logic n' Reason ("Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.")
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To: mombyprofession

And which party runs Michigan, friends? Not to mention New Jersey, the State a clear majority of adults want to leave. The party that’s now in power in Washington? Oh, my!


6 posted on 01/08/2009 9:30:13 AM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: mombyprofession

Fricking liberals move out of their hellholes but then they demand the same services and crap that caused them to runaway in the first place! IDIOTS!


7 posted on 01/08/2009 9:31:05 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: buzzyboop

Illegal alien and welfare magnet? States with great welfare program attract flies like dog poop. they also attract the “homeless” aka bums.


8 posted on 01/08/2009 9:32:00 AM PST by Frantzie
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Amen to that - I have a job, so I am staying in NY for now, but my leftist-liberal relatives have all moved to AZ, GA and NC!

I love to point out to them the irony that they had to flee NY exactly because of the policies they love so much, but it never seems to sink in.


9 posted on 01/08/2009 9:37:11 AM PST by PGR88
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To: mombyprofession
New Jersey has a moving out tax to trap people in a corrupt state. I wonder if Michigan has one and if not, why the hell have they not considered that form of taxation. They seemed to have taxed everything else....
10 posted on 01/08/2009 9:37:48 AM PST by Born In America (Warning: Use liberals only under close conservative supervision.....)
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I’ll make this comment and analysis...by 2030...the population currently of Michigan...will be half of what it is today. There will be entire regions of space within forty miles of Detroit that are simply empty (you can stand on a street corner and look as far as the eye can see...and not see a human).


11 posted on 01/08/2009 9:39:46 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Born In America

And they will tax more. err....raise fees. Seems that is not a tax. This state is screwed. I choose to remain because I cannot give up my weekend vacations to my cottage. As my entire industry leaves, I’ll be golden in 2013 when the economy comes back. At least I can float on the water and there will be less people to get in my way.

Pretty sweet our vehicle registration fees are going up 50%. sarc


12 posted on 01/08/2009 9:47:28 AM PST by jack1165
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To: jack1165

Interesting, I lived in the state from 1987 through 1991 before escaping to the South. Mind you not as far as Dixie but far enough to be safe from the effects of Michigan. Only problem is, here in OHIO, I am not so sure we are on the same path as Michigan only at a slower rate....


13 posted on 01/08/2009 10:01:23 AM PST by Born In America (Warning: Use liberals only under close conservative supervision.....)
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To: GreyFriar

Michigan has lots of beaches, someday it will be a tropical paradise, but not for a few thousdand years the way things are going.


14 posted on 01/08/2009 10:01:30 AM PST by milwguy (........)
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To: mombyprofession
If they're heading south, they better leave their voting habits behind.
15 posted on 01/08/2009 10:01:34 AM PST by Niteranger68 (Barack Obama = Media Jesus)
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To: mombyprofession

Odd. they list New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York as having among the highest outbound proportions. They also list Delaware as not being mid-Atlantic. Then they say that the Mid-Atlantic has the highest inbound proportion. These states make up the Mid-Atlantic states!

(Some people regard Maryland as Mid-Atlantic, others regard it as having been a southern colony, along with VA, NC, SC, and GA.)


16 posted on 01/08/2009 10:13:38 AM PST by dangus
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To: pepsionice

>> I’ll make this comment and analysis...by 2030...the population currently of Michigan...will be half of what it is today. There will be entire regions of space within forty miles of Detroit that are simply empty (you can stand on a street corner and look as far as the eye can see...and not see a human). <<

Motownistan.


17 posted on 01/08/2009 10:16:06 AM PST by dangus
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To: Born In America

How is this tax levied?


18 posted on 01/08/2009 10:28:14 AM PST by wiley
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To: buzzyboop

It is becoming our nations Muslim capitol.


19 posted on 01/08/2009 10:29:28 AM PST by RobRoy (Islam is a greater threat to the world today than Nazism was in the 1930's.)
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To: dangus

Geographic illiteracy on the part of the author, who just looked at a map and decided that states midway down the US Atlantic coast were “Mid-Atlantic.”


20 posted on 01/08/2009 11:01:40 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: wiley
It is my understanding that one can not sell a home in New Jersey without being subject to this tax. In order to avoid the tax one must continue to maintain residency with a certain number of requirements that in essence forces one to continue living in the state.

That is, you could sell a home and buy another or move into a rental property. Where they are able to prevent part timers from abuse, I believe that they have some minimum in state income requirements for residency. Perhaps some one else knowing a little more about this aspect could shed light. I had heard about this some months ago and did a google search.

There may be other states implementing this type of forced incarceration but, I am not aware at present if there are those who have such tax policies in place....

21 posted on 01/08/2009 11:06:55 AM PST by Born In America (Warning: Use liberals only under close conservative supervision.....)
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To: Born In America

Yes, a slower rate but you will be there. You cannot escape! Indiana is the place to be in the upper midwest. Part time legislature and low taxes. Too bad its all corn fields and not lakes.


22 posted on 01/08/2009 11:28:50 AM PST by jack1165
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To: jack1165
Yes, a slower rate but you will be there.

You are so correct. But, it will not be long before it is not safe anywhere. I was born and raised in Indianapolis and know of what you speak. I wish I could take my 2 1/2 acres and secede from the future USSA....

23 posted on 01/08/2009 11:37:51 AM PST by Born In America (Warning: Use liberals only under close conservative supervision.....)
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To: mombyprofession

An example of Atlas shrugging maybe?


24 posted on 01/08/2009 11:54:38 AM PST by CriticalJ
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Fricking liberals move out of their hellholes but then they demand the same services and crap that caused them to runaway in the first place! IDIOTS!

No, locusts.

25 posted on 01/08/2009 1:06:46 PM PST by sionnsar (Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/|RCongressIn2Years)
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26 posted on 01/08/2009 5:39:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv (First 2009 Profile update Tuesday, January 6, 2009___________https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mombyprofession

It’s all of the Southerners who moved up here during the 50’s & 60’s moving back home. Virtually everybody I grew up with have family down South. It’s been interesting watching the State de-populate though. Outside of the Metro Detroit area, the number of empty houses and abandoned properties is staggering. If the RE prices keep dropping, I figure in a few years I could buy a County or two at a reasonable price.


27 posted on 01/08/2009 6:50:46 PM PST by factoryrat
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To: dangus

The nomadic tribes and gypsies of Dearbornistan roam the ruins of Detroit. I think it’s half-way there.


28 posted on 01/08/2009 6:56:07 PM PST by factoryrat
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Fricking liberals move out of their hellholes but then they demand the same services and crap that caused them to runaway in the first place! IDIOTS!

We sure don't need them in Wyoming.The oil patch is a little slow now so maybe they will move on.

29 posted on 01/08/2009 7:02:54 PM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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