Wednesday, December 24, 2003


David Wall commented on my piece yesterday that migration into Minnesota was continuing, particularly in the 25-44 age cohort. I checked the US Census data (David was looking at the state demographer's website, which might be different): that age group increased by 3.6% between the 1990 and 2000 Censuses. But for the country overall, the increase was 5.3%. Moreover, according to other Census data, there has been net in-migration since 2000 entirely due to international migrations to Minnesota. US-born population in MN between 2000 and 2003 is estimated to have fallen, not risen.