Kansas leads list of outmigration from Colorado

By: AP
By: AP

Apparently there's still no place like Kansas for some people.

Kansas last year attracted 1,714 more people from Colorado than it sent the other way, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

That's the highest tally among the 16 states where Colorado lost more residents to migration than it gained.

Other states popular with those leaving Colorado were Arkansas, Maryland, South Carolina and Idaho.

But put aside any worries that Colorado has suddenly become less desirable to outsiders than its flat-chested sister, as some natives like to call Kansas.

Colorado remains a popular destination for people relocating, especially out of more populated states.

California sent a net 10,427 new residents to Colorado last year, continuing a long-term trend.

It is interesting to note that although California's population is seven times as large as Colorado's, it had only slightly more than twice as many residents who had relocated from another state in the previous year.

What that seems to indicate is moving for Californians nowadays more often than not involves a van heading out of the state for good.

Texas, which has weathered the recession better than Colorado, sent a net 5,892 new residents. Arizona sent 4,600 and Georgia 3,221.

The Census estimates show that overall mobility nationally is at the lowest levels in records going back to 1948.

Even so, Colorado remains among the most mobile states in the country. Nationally, 2.2 percent of U.S. households had lived in another state the previous year, the Census estimates.

In Colorado, that figure was 3.7 percent. Only the District of Columbia, Alaska, Wyoming, North Dakota Hawaii and Nevada had a higher share of recent transplants

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