Migration and Geographic Mobility in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan America: 1995 to 2000 [open pdf - 639KB]
"Geographic mobility has long been an important aspect of American life, directly affecting both people and geographic areas. At an individual level, moving has a number of potential impacts, such as the potential for expanding economic opportunity or raising residential satisfaction. Given the relative stability of current birth and death rates in the United States, the critical demographic factor for any area's population growth or decline is the movement of people. From the national to the local level, residential mobility, domestic migration, and international migration are paramount to explaining population growth and decline. Finally, federal, state and local governments, as well as the private sector, need to understand where people move when planning needed services, facilities, and businesses. This report looks at 5-year mobility data from Census 2000 and focuses on migration and mobility patterns for metropolitan areas and territory outside metropolitan areas (hereafter referred to as nonmetropolitan territory) in the United States."
Census 2000 Special Reports CENSR-9
Census Bureau: http://www.census.gov/