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Monday, August 18, 2014

More Americans Are Flocking To The South

According to a recent census study by The New York Times, only 45 percent of Florida's population, was born in the American South. Pictured is the city of Miami. (Emilio Labrador/Flickr)

According to a recent census study by The New York Times, only 45 percent of Florida’s population, was born in the American South. Pictured is the city of Miami. (Emilio Labrador/Flickr)

A new New York Times interpretation of census data looks at where Americans living in each state were born. It finds that states in the South, typically are home to many people who were born there, are for the first time seeing significant in-migration.

Several Midwestern states, including Wisconsin to Ohio, are leading the country in terms of having the highest portion of residents who were born there.

The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss these new migration trends.

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