Thursday, March 21, 2013
Marion County Lost Population
Indiana’s urban counties lose population even as people flock to large communities, reports the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University.
The center has examined migration data derived from federal income tax returns to analyze migration flows into and out of all 92 Indiana counties. As in other states, people in Indiana tend to settle in or near urban counties.
Urban core counties such as Marion, Lake, Allen, and St. Joseph have the highest level of in-migration in the state, but have even higher levels of out-migration, leading to negative net migration in these counties.
The study — “Indiana Migration Flows: An Analysis of IRS Data” — also found that suburban counties, such as Hamilton and Hendricks, have higher levels of in-migration than out-migration.
About 60 percent of migration activity occurs from people moving within the state, the study found.
For more information, contact Dagney Faulk, CBER’s research director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765:285-5926.
Posted by Indianapolis Observer at 3:26 PM