Migration is important to New Hampshire’s demographic future. Traditionally, the state has grown both because of migration into it and because of the surplus of births over deaths. However, recently all of New Hampshire’s population growth has been due to migration.
In this brief, authors Kenneth Johnson and Kristine Bundschuh analyze data from the University of New Hampshire Survey Center’s Granite State Poll to examine the characteristics of two groups of current New Hampshire residents—recent migrants and established residents—to understand why people move to and choose to stay in the state. Their findings illustrate that migration decisions are influenced by an interrelated set of factors that encompass elements of the state’s social, economic, and natural environment.
Carsey School of Public Policy
Regional Issue Brief No. 64
Durham, N.H.: Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire
Johnson, Kenneth M. and Bundschuh, Kristine, "Why People Move to and Stay in New Hampshire" (2020). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 410.
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