ERIC Number: ED149951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Kansas Migration Streams: Where They Come From; Where They Go. Bulletin 601.
Flora, Cornelia B.
Gross migration from Kansas to other states and to Kansas from the rest of the nation between 1965 and 1970 was examined. Data were obtained through a comparison of where an individual lived in 1965 with where he or she lived in 1970. Twelve percent (250,832 people) of the 1970 population migrated to Kansas between 1965 and 1970. However, 14% (298,258 people) who lived in Kansas in 1965 left by 1970. People moved the most when they were 18 to 25 years old. Two important institutions that aided their mobility were the armed forces and institutions of higher education. More students went to California, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas than came from those states to school in Kansas. However, more students came from New Mexico, Missouri, Iowa, Montana, Illinois, New York, Delaware, South Dakota, and Nebraska than went to those areas. Kansas lost large numbers of servicemen to Missouri, Texas, Illinois, and California. The majority of servicemen came to Kansas from the Pacific region. Nonmetropolitan areas of Kansas were the most attractive for out-of-state migrants as well as for Kansans changing residence to another economic area in Kansas. The step-migration of Kansas residents who moved were from a farm to a small town, to a medium sized city, to a metropolitan area in the state and then to a metropolitan area outside Kansas. Few moved from metropolitan areas to metropolitan areas in Kansas. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas