migration http://michiganradio.org en Migration out of Michigan halts, moving data shows http://michiganradio.org/post/migration-out-michigan-halts-moving-data-shows <p>ST. LOUIS (AP) -<a href="http://www.unitedvanlines.com/mover/united-newsroom/press-releases/2013/2012-united-van-lines-migration-study.htm"> A new study by the nation's largest moving company</a> indicates that migration out of Michigan has finally slowed to a virtual halt.</p><p></p> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 23:16:33 +0000 Associated Press 15832 at http://michiganradio.org Migration out of Michigan halts, moving data shows Where do Michiganders go when they leave the state? http://michiganradio.org/post/where-do-michiganders-go-when-they-leave-state <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Approximately 1.7 million Americans moved to a different state in 2012. But from where are people leaving, and where do they go?</span></p><p>A recent infographic by Chris Walker visualizes American migration patterns. It shows Americans are flocking to Florida, and more people are leaving Michigan than moving to the state.</p><p></p><p>According to the Census data that informed the infographic, about 134,000 Americans migrated to the Mitten State in 2012. More than 175,000 left the state.</p><p>So where do Michiganders go when they leave the mitten?</p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:58:16 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15396 at http://michiganradio.org Where do Michiganders go when they leave the state? Not Dutch? New Spanish language magazine launches in Holland http://michiganradio.org/post/not-dutch-new-spanish-language-magazine-launches-holland <p>Most people know Holland, Michigan for its Dutch roots and maybe it’s <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/term/tulip-time-festival">big tulip festival</a>.</p><p>But in the 2010 U.S. Census, more than&nbsp;1 in 5 people who live in Holland identified as Latino. So maybe it’s no surprise why <a href="http://www.hollandsentinel.com/homepage">The Holland Sentinel </a>newspaper decided to put out a new Spanish&nbsp;language monthly&nbsp;magazine.</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 03:09:20 +0000 Lindsey Smith 10928 at http://michiganradio.org Not Dutch? New Spanish language magazine launches in Holland Midwesterners are on the move, but where are they going? http://michiganradio.org/post/midwesterners-are-move-where-are-they-going <p>Fewer Americans are making long distance moves than at any point since the census started tracking the data in the 1940s.&nbsp;Overall, American geographic mobility is declining--except in the Midwest.</p><p>From 2007-2009, over 900,000 people left the region.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.changinggears.info/2012/02/10/infographic-midwest-migration/" target="_blank">A lot of them went to Texas</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Michigan Radio&#39;s Public Insight Journalist, Sarah Alvarez, has been collecting stories from some of the people who left. Alvarez spoke with Jennifer White, host of Michigan Radio&#39;s All Things Considered, about what&#39;s driving regional out-migration, and about how Midwestern exiles feel about making the Big Move.</p><p>Through the Public Insight Network, a database of sources, Alvarez heard from about 200 former Midwesterners living all over the country--and the world.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;We wanted to see if these people&#39;s stories matched up with conventional wisdom and statistics about why people left the region,&quot; says Alvarez.</p><p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 22:45:42 +0000 6267 at http://michiganradio.org Midwesterners are on the move, but where are they going? Great recession slows Midwest's "brain drain" http://michiganradio.org/post/great-recession-slows-midwests-brain-drain <p>For much of the last decade, cities across our region have watched their recent college graduates flee to cities like Phoenix.</p><p>It what might be good news for our region, new census data show the recession has significantly changed where young people are moving.</p><p>People, especially people in their early twenties, go where the jobs are.</p><p>That&rsquo;s why Michigan is so concerned about being the only state in the census to lose population</p><p>And cities like Cleveland and Detroit have been fretting about &quot;brain drain&quot; to other areas.</p> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 19:04:11 +0000 Dan Bobkoff 998 at http://michiganradio.org Great recession slows Midwest's "brain drain"