Thursday, April 05, 2007

Latest Data show Immigration Benefits Austin

Bruce P. Corrie, PhD Professor of Economics Concordia University-St. Paul Latest Census data show that Austin lost 1241 people due to internal migration during the period 2000 and 2006. However international immigration increased Austin's population by 640. Latest Census data reveals that cities all across the United States are benefiting from the inflow of immigrants to compensate population decline due to natural reasons as well as migration to other cities. In the case of Austin, the net addition to Austin's population during the same period due to natural reasons, ie, birth and deaths was 796. Net migration out of Austin was 601. Net international immigration was 640. For more information please see the Census Report:

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