Question

Status:Closed    Asked:Jun 10, 2015 - 12:26 PM

Is is possible to examine migration patterns by county level or smaller?

This NY Times article piqued my interest:


http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/20...


In it they explore migration patterns by state.


I am interested in migration patterns in to and out of one particularly county/township in my state. Is is possibly to explore migration patterns for this one county/township?


Thank you for any help.


Briana

 
Do you have the same question? Follow this Question
 

Staff Answer

avatar

Tim_Moreland

Staff

Unfortunately, state is the lowest level of detail collected by the Census for place of birth (BPL). If it is possible to identify the particular county in which you are interested (see Excel spreadsheet of identifiable counties here), then you could still estimate the in-migration from other states to this county. However, you would not be able to estimate in-migration from other areas in the same state to this county or any out-migration from this county.


While not relevant to birthplace-based migration, IPUMS-USA does offer migration variables that report a respondent's residence 1 year ago. These variables are available at the PUMA level, which is smaller than the state but might not be an exact match to your county of interest. Please refer to these previous answers for more background on the migration variables: here and here.


Sorry that I could not deliver better news.

 

Jun 11, 2015 - 01:56 PM

0
0
Report it

OTHER QUESTIONS NEEDING ANSWERS

How long does it take for my latest request to transit from enqueued to proce...
What is the difference between educ and educd?
Food security supplement in CPS
Karel Telefon Santral Servis Bölgeleri
I need to calculate a consistent metro definition between the 1990 Census & 2...
What is the universe for the REGIONMEPS variable in IPUMS MEPS?
Login   |   Register

Recently Active Members

View More »

Share |