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Americans moved shorter distances during recession: Census data

Broward County residents are second largest group of newcomers to Miami

March 29, 2012 02:15PM

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The recession has caused Americans to move less frequently and shorter distances on average, new data for 2005 through 2009 released by the U.S. Census shows, Bloomberg News reported.

“Long-distance moves took a bigger hit during the recession,” William Frey, a demographer at the Washington-based think tank the Brookings Institution, told Bloomberg News. “Shorter-distance moves tend to be safer, close to home and likely to have occurred as a result of foreclosures.”

Detroit lost one-tenth of its population between 2000 and 2010, the data shows, and in New York City the most statistically significant trend was people moving from Manhattan to the Bronx.

In Miami, the trend played out in the form of Broward County residents who comprised the second largest group of newcomers to the county. Meanwhile, the rest of the top five groups were immigrants led by Caribbean and South American natives. [Bloomberg]

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