Bureau of Business Research


Date of this Version



Business in Nebraska vol. 54, no. 634


Copyright 1998 by Bureau of Business Research, University of Nebraska.


Migrants to Nebraska tend to come from the Midwest region of the United States. Likewise, migrants from the state tend to move to other states in the region (Figure 1). Six neighboring states combined to exert the greatest influence on both the inflow and outflow of Nebraska migrants. At the same time, states offering natural amenities were magnets for Nebraskans on the move.

Data used in this report come from the Federal and State Cooperative Program for Population Estimates (FSCPE) for 1995. FSCPE used the number of exemptions listed on individual tax returns to estimate the migration flows. In order to ensure the confidentiality of individual returns, data were reported only for specific migration flows encompassing ten or more individual returns. Due to the nature of the data used, it is impossible to give exact numbers and locations of migration. However, the information does provide a good approximation of the origins and destinations of Nebraska's migrants.

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