When it comes to housing, there seems to be no shortage of numbers and statistics. Here’s a dose from a Census Bureau release sent out today:

Living in the Area Where They Were Born:

  • About eight in 10 of the U.S.-born population in Louisiana and New York were born in those states (82.2 and 82.1 percent, respectively). At the other end of the spectrum, only 28.5 percent of the U.S.-born population living in Nevada were born there.
  • A higher percentage of people in the Midwest were born in their current state of residence (70.3 percent) than in any other region. The Northeast is the second highest region with 63.5 percent. The South is third with 56.3 percent, followed by the West with 48.5 percent.
  • Among the 20 largest metro areas, Detroit had the highest percentage of people who were born there and currently live there.