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April 1, 2014

Chase M. Billingham: Migration trends cause for concern, not alarm

The U.S. Census Bureau released its annual population estimates last week, and local media reports highlighted the seemingly alarming trend of net domestic out-migration from the Wichita area (March 28 Eagle). Indeed, the number of people moving out of Sedgwick County to somewhere else in the U.S. was higher than the number moving in. Even so, the total local population actually rose between 2010 and 2013, as the population increase due to births exceeded the decrease due to out-migration.

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