Confusing Population Change With Migration

Confusing Population Change With Migration

Population increases, your town is a magnet. Population decreases, “brain drain” is the claim. I could provide daily fresh content in a blog about journalists, policy analysts, and academics confusing population change with net migration. Today’s demerit goes to Texas Monthly with an assist from the folks at Trulia : The conventional wisdom is that Austin is packed with young people, while San Antonio primarily attracts people who are older and looking for a more affordable place to raise families. And while some of the data bears this out (the median age in San Antonio is 34.1 , while in Austin it’s 32.6), the engine driving the growth of two of the state’s (and the nation’s) boom cities offers a new wrinkle: Austin is actually the fastest-growing city among people fifty years and older, while San Antonio takes second place for cities attracting millennials (behind Colora...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/jim-russell/299411...

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