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Back 30 or 40 years ago when people thought about where they'd move it was based on jobs. Now housing is as much of a factor.


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If it takes a year or two, there will be significant resettling back in New Orleans, ... then people sort of get on with their lives.
William Frey

These minorities are now spilling to parts of the country the interior Sun Belt, suburbs and exurbs which were once bastions of middle-class whites. As a consequence, white-bread America is experiencing diversity firsthand, rather than in magazines or TV images. ... Politicians are going to have to figure out how to satisfy both groups.
William Frey

If you look at states like North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia, you see growth of 300 percent or over 200 percent from 1990 to 2005 in the number of immigrants.
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There's a middle-class flight on both sides of the country.
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In the new destination states, it's a small share of the population, but it's growing fast. Immigrants coming in to these states tend to be lower income, more likely to be in low-skill, blue-collar jobs, and tend to be more likely to be undocumented (illegal) than the ones in the traditional magnet states. It's no wonder there's a public reaction to the new immigrants coming in these new destination states.
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Something like 72 percent of the nation's growth in the black population is taking place in the South. I think it has something to do with a cultural comfort zone. I think there is this long-term connection that African Americans feel with that region that they don't quite have with the other parts of the country.
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