Missouri Residents Stay Instate More than National Average
Nearly seven of every ten current Missouri residents were born in Missouri, slightly higher than the national average. The highest percentage for states retaining residents were Louisiana and New York with over eighty percent of the people born there also staying there to live.
The lowest percentage is in Nevada with fewer than three out of ten residents born there. Other low percentage states were Alaska (41.7%) and Florida (41.9%)
|Born in the State of Residence|
|45||District of Columbia||45.4|
The Midwest holds a larger percentage of people born in their current state of residence (70.3%) than any other region. The Northeast is the second highest region with 63.5 percent. The South ranked third with 56.3 percent, followed by the West at 48.5 percent.
Source: US Census Bureau, ACS Survey