Why Is This Important?
Net migration is the difference between the number of people who move into and out of Oakland County in a given year. Net migration is negative when the number of people moving out of an area exceeds the number of people moving into an area.
Net domestic migration is derived from the household and group quarter locations sampled in the American Community Survey (ACS) and the responses to the migration questions on the questionnaire. The flow estimates resemble the annual number of movers between counties for the 5-year period data was collected.
Net international migration is not tracked by the ACS, so foreign born population change in the county was used as a proxy.
Data source: U.S. Census Bureau- American Community Survey
From 2015 to 2019, net domestic migration has been increasingly negative while net foreign migration has shown the opposite trend. Overall, there has been a net negative migration impact to the county’s population.
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