Moving In, Moving Out: Census Migration Figures Released

Newly released migration trend reports from the Census Bureau provide details on movement into, within and out of the Hoosier state. In the analysis of state-to-state flows of population between 1995 and 2000, 451,397 people moved into Indiana, with a slightly smaller number, 429,772, moving out.

Figure 1: Net migration rates, 1995 to 2000. Map of Indiana and neighboring states. Indiana's net migration was 21,625 and rate of 3.9 ranked 25th among the 50 states.

This earned Indiana a spot with those states that experienced net in-migration during that time period, such as Wisconsin, Minnesota and Kentucky. Illinois, Michigan and most eastern states lost population during that five-year period. Notably, 84,760 people from Illinois moved to Indiana between 1995 and 2000.