U.S. population growth slows


New figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau show that growth for the 12 months ending July 1 was 0.71%, or just under 2.3 million people. That’s the slowest ever, according to Brookings Institution demographer William Frey, who called this year’s growth “underwhelming.”

via USA Today.


Why and Where do People Move


Pew offers a list of “Magnet States” and “Sticky States,” those that draw people from elsewhere, and those that keep their native sons. Turns out that D.C. is the least sticky state, and New York is the least magnetic. Nevada is the most magnetic, with almost 90 percent of its residents from elsewhere, and Texas is the stickiest — three quarters of adults were born there and will never, ever leave.

From Pew Research Center’s report on American Mobility on Movers, Stayers, the places they move to, and reasons they move for.