'Domestic Migration' Picks Up In New Hampshire As Recession's Effects Recede

Sep 23, 2013

Newly released data from the US Census Bureau says Americans are on the move again – the country’s rate of domestic migration in 2012 hit a five-year high.

The story of migration in northern New England, however, is slightly more complicated. According to the results of the latest American Community Survey, New Hampshire saw a rise in migration after several years of decline. But Massachusetts and Maine saw decline.

Ken Johnson is senior demographer at the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey Institute. He explains what he's learned from working through the data to All Things Considered host Brady Carlson.