A new database that was built to map the inter-migration of Americans has shown how the Midwest, above all over areas, has lost the greatest amount of people since the 1950s.

With an average of 10 million Americans moving to a different county each year, researchers at the University of Wisconsin, Michigan Technological University and the University of New Hampshire have used Census statistics over the decades to track net changes in population from each county across the country.

The results graph much of what history has already told us, such as the Great Migration of blacks from the south and the white flight to northern suburbs.

However the most significant consistency is the exodus of people from the Midwest and the Great Plains, largely due to the hollowing out of the Rust Belt cities, the rise of the Sun Belt and brain drain.

Orange represents a move of at least five people, while purple shows a net increase of 20 people per 100 individuals.

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Migration during the 2000s.

The Rust Belt refers to the region that was once the hub of America’s industrial sector but faced a steep decline after much of the manufacturing was transferred to the Southeast, an increase in automation and the decline of the US steel and coal industries.

It encapsulates the areas around Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, ending in northern Illinois and eastern Wisconsin.

As the maps show, the Midwest enjoyed a boom in the 1950s and 1960s thanks to industrialization, becoming a migration mecca.

Migration during the 1950s.

Migration during the 1950s.

Migration during the 1960s.

Migration during the 1960s.

 

However as the 1970s map shows, there was a mass exodus from major Midwestern cities like Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland, as people moved to set up in the less-established surrounding counties and cities.

Migration during the 1970s.

Migration during the 1970s.

Wayne County (Detroit) lost 26.6 percent of its white population in the 1970s. Cook County (Chicago) lost 15.5 percent, and Cuyahoga County (Cleveland) 20.1 percent, according to The Atlantic Cities.

Despite a spike in the 1990s, mostly around Chicago, that decline has been steady since, with many younger people relocating to places like San Diego, Austin and Atlanta.

The 1970’s also marked the rise of Texas and a popularity among surrounding states like Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri.

There was also a strong growth all over Florida.

In the 1980’s, Nevada emerged as the fastest growing US state.

Migration during the 1980s.

Migration during the 1980s.

Despite strong competition from Atlantic City, which had introduced almost-identical gaming laws in the late seventies, Nevada continued to increase.

By 1990, it measured a population of 1.2 million, with many contributing the number to the opening of The Mirage in 1989, which at the time was the greatest casino Las Vegas, if not the world, had seen.

Migration during the 1990s.

Migration during the 1990s.

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  • Daniel Schmuhl

    You would think according to leftist theories that the more racist whites move away from blacks the better their situation would become, but curiously the reverse is true.

    • ThomasER916

      The “theory” of Leftists is – blame whitey.

      Even the term “White Flight” suggests that whites are to blame for leaving. So let me get this straight:

      Me – Whites are to blame for all racism?
      Liberal – All whites are racist.

      Me – Whites are to blame for leaving and taking their racism with them?
      Liberal – Whites stole everything when they left.

      Me – Then why haven’t blacks rebuilt a better city without evil, racist whites?
      Liberal – The racist system.

      Me – Like Affirmative Action?
      Liberal – Affirmative Action only exists right the wrongs caused by white racism.

      Me – That doesn’t explain why blacks fail when whites are not around.
      Liberal – You’re a racist!

      • gemjunior

        “The “theory” of Leftists is – blame whitey.”
        Yes, but after their “theory” fails every time, over and over through all areas in the world and over decades and centuries, they still never learn anything. The morning news just showed the liberal mayor-elect Bill DeBlasio burying his face in his son’s giant smelly afro. The mayor is a stupid white liberal who married a black woman and had 2 mulatto children and one of them has the biggest afro on earth. The funny thing is that this woman was a man-hating, militant avowed lesbian until Bill came along with his little plan for liberal world domination. Because apparently nobody was interested before he started toting his family everywhere and pointing out that they’re all BLACK ( BLACK=GOOD in NYC). When will it end?

      • Alucard_the_last

        Sadly the liberals are actually white. They do, however, NEVER live in a black neighborhood yet expect us to.

    • Bobbala

      There are only two known causes of all afflictions and maladies of black people … the absence of white people and the presence of white people

      • me

        Yet they can’t live without us. Strange….

  • dd121

    Now just why are these leftists surprised that most whites don’t want live around blacks?

    • JohnEngelman

      Probably because they never have lived around blacks.

      • ThomasER916

        This explains Sweden and Britain. Now their tiny island countries are prisons.

        • IstvanIN

          Execution chambers.

          • Romulus

            Bring back the tower!

    • Jefferson

      Not even most White leftists want to live around Blacks. I don’t see Hollywood actor Matt Damon for example buying real estate property in Compton or South Central.

      • Katherine McChesney

        As for White Leftist Tim Wise, he chose to live in White Brentwood, Tennessee instead of Dickerson Road and North Nashville.

        • IstvanIN

          Tim “Wise” isn’t white.

          • Dave4088

            Timothy is neither white nor wise.

          • Jefferson

            Tim Wise looks physically White enough that if he steps foot inside an urban inner city Bantu neighborhood there is a high chance of him being targeted for robbery at gunpoint by Obama’s sons.

            Bantus do not see a physically Nonwhite phenotype when they look at Tim Wise

          • Romulus

            In Tim wise’ case, that would be an improvement.

          • NeanderthalDNA

            He looks White to me. Of course he’s Jewish, which combined with his stance brings into question his whiteness for many.

            I consider him a White traitor. Plenty of Jews on our side, plenty of non-Jew Whites working to destroy us. If the Jews are as powerful and monolithic as some believe them…

            We should just quit now and all crawl under rocks and hide. And shut up about them, lol…

            We all got our notions.

          • Romulus

            Ooh! Ooh! I know! I know! (hand raised)

          • Alucard_the_last

            The first thing negroes do when they come into money is to leave their rotten ghetto’s behind. Sharpton, Jackson, Wright and Farrakhan all live in exclusive white neighborhoods.

        • Garrett Brown

          And he still got mugged.

      • So CAL Snowman

        Matt Damon refused to enroll his three daughters in the LA country public school system, opting instead for majority White private schools! I wonder why??

        • Anglokraut

          Because he grew up in Boston, and most likely is deep-down, not an idiot?

          • robinbishop34

            “Because he grew up in Boston, and most likely is deep-down, not an idiot?”

            While I have no use for either, I think I’d slightly favor an idiot over a charlatan.

    • gemjunior

      They are probably surprised that we still display any sign of the will to survive and procreate.

    • me

      Too many leftists only see black people on movies and on television….they think that the ‘magic negro’ is real. The useful idiots think that all Bantus are like Will Smith or the guy from the Allstate commercials.

      • dd121

        It’s all deliberately done to portray as wise, strong, intelligent, etc. It’s how the left shapes public perceptions. Of course we know that the reality is just the opposite. My God it’s hard to find a car or car insurance that isn’t sold exclusively by blacks. To me it’s sickening and disgusting.

  • MekongDelta69

    To sum up:

    Blacks move in = whites move out.

    There – PSA, to save you time, if you don’t want to read the whole thing…

  • ThomasER916

    I used to live in Cook County. I grew up there. After four years in the Marines I came back and got a great job at Christ Hospital. I was walking to work and I witnessed a robbery in broad daylight. Three blacks shooting up a convenience store at the strip mall on 87th and Cicero. A few weeks later I actually had the Oak Lawn PD knocking on my door to warn me that there are black muggers that hide and wait for people to start their car then jack them from inside the garage.

    In four years my neighborhood was completely different. All of my friends have moved further out to the new development suburbs and apartments. All of my childhood friends told me their parents sold their house. Only my mom was left in the neighborhood. Every house I visited had a stranger. My friends from childhood, the Williams and McNamara’s, that lived across the street were gone.

    If we were to stay we’d shoot a negro and the anti-whites would form a witch hunt. So we pack our bags and leave behind our homes, our churches, and our heritage so the barbarians can roam the wastelands.

    • Never seen 87th & Cicero, but what I see from the windows of the Rock Island Line when I occasionally take it to Tinley Park are bad enough.

      • ThomasER916

        Cicero Avenue is probably the longest non-highway busy street in Illinois. It cuts a line right through Chicago and all of the suburbs. The intersection of 87th was the dividing line between Burbank, Chicago, Hometown, and Oak Lawn. It was a nice place to grow up. We were poor and middle class whites who wouldn’t hesitate to get physical en mass with blacks. This didn’t go unnoticed. Blacks knew enough to keep out.

        I remember when I was a boy Mr. McNamara, a giant John Goodman lookalike from The Big Lebowski, drove us to Aldi’s grocery store. We were coming out and saw a woman waiting for a parking spot with her signal on. Some fat black woman cut her off and took the spot. He said, “Boys, get in the car. I’m going to teach that n!gger some manners.” He got out of the car and slashed her tires. There was a time I thought that he went too far. Now I know there’s not enough of us willing to take a stand against the smallest infractions.

        That was 30 years ago…

  • Sue

    When we left Europe because of oppression what was it then European flight?

    • Bossman

      Very good point. People are are always looking for freedom and opportunity

      • gemjunior

        Yeah but now it’s like we have nowhere else to go. In this way, we are being forced to take back our white countries or die off. It doesn’t look too good for us as we are saddled with some very sick white people who are just sick enough that they need to be left behind with their loved ones, the minorities. Hard core liberals can’t be rehabilitated IMO. Let them go. It will thin the white population significantly, probably by half, but despite that I think white people will win. And if they EVER allow outgroups again, if they ever show an iota of bleeding heart sympathy for any other than their own – they can accept the consequences.

      • ThomasER916

        Whites are looking for “freedom and opportunity.”

        Non-Whites are parasites.

  • dave

    its called white genocide and minority priviledge.

  • bigone4u

    Personal safety and taxes explain a lot of moves. The black undertow have a lot to do with dangerous living conditions and high taxes to support the “black lifestyle,” i.e. welfare, policing, etc.

  • Dave4088

    Whites move away, but blacks always, ALWAYS follow us. At some point in the future whites will have nowhere else to flee to escape diversity except a flotilla of massive cruise ships in the ocean.

    • Anglokraut

      Or space. There were no Blacks in The Jetsons.

      • IstvanIN

        They have AA astronauts now and NASA is run by a Bantu.

        • Anglokraut

          Who said anything about using NASA? The future in space is in private industry.

          • IstvanIN

            If the government allows.

        • So CAL Snowman

          And NASA can’t even re-supply the International Space Station! Private companies like Space X and the Russians keep the dream alive.

          • A country can travel to the moon, or it can have have an artificial black middle class.

          • Anglokraut

            For some people that’s like Sophie’s Choice, when it should be a no-brainer.

          • dogbone

            “A (white) country can travel to the moon, or it can have have an artificial black middle class.”

            Going to the moon is easier, cheaper, and far more rewarding than having an artificial black middle class.

      • The Final Solution

        Mars will be the next white frontier. Mars One plans to colonize by 2023.

    • bigone4u

      Dave, Patri Friedman, the grandson of Milton Friedman, is a leader in the “seasteading” movement. It’s a libertarian thing. Look it up. It’s a high tech solution to the real problem, which is we don’t own our country anymore.

    • The Final Solution

      Not really. The seas are full of black pirates. Like Kevin Costner’s Waterworld. I read the diverse and inclusive US Navy is blasting Britney Spears to ward them off. I like to think what would have happened if these pirates tried to approach the Bismarck.

      • Jesse James

        I imagine the pirates would drown.

    • I still think the Jovian moons are our best bet

      • The greaseritos would say they were there first, and the Afritards would say they built the Jovian moons out of some stone left over from the pyramids.

        The Jovian subsystem will never be habitable. The electromagnetic fields there would certainly make me nervous.

        • me

          And then there’s the black holes….

    • Funruffian

      Blacks instinctively know they are screwed without the presence of White people. That is why they venture out into White communities.

    • Rossbach

      Wherever the caribou roam, the wolves follow. Or perhaps they just have a secret need to be oppressed.

  • DaveMed

    Northern Canada is looking more and more promising. I wonder just how infertile the land is up there…

    • Very, greenhouses and imported soil only.

      • IstvanIN

        Actually hydroponics isn’t a bad way to go in a greenhouse. Table height harvesting year round for vegetables.

    • NM156

      Promising for what? Seasonal affective disorder, isolation, and alcoholism? I’ll stay here and fight it out, thanks.

      • DaveMed

        It so happens that I love the cold weather 😉

        But I agree – we should never surrender.

        • Garrett Brown

          I love the cold as well. Makes you tough.

    • Anglokraut

      Northern Alberta is projected to boom with more oil and gas extraction. There’s a place called Fort MacMurray (it might be McMurray) that is being built up solely on energy money. It’s out there, but there’s one thing I noticed on my recent trip to Alberta: by a large margin, Whites do the tough work out in the fields. They’re the ones who are living out in the wilderness, taming it. Indians stay on the “rez” and collect their benefits.

  • Spartacus

    The economical crisis we’re going through right now is a blessing. Soon, most of those Whites will have to stand and fight. When White flight is impossible, White fight is inevitable.

    • well they don’t have to either flight or fight; they could just lie down & die. isn’t that what is expected and hoped for by our leadership. then a bright new non-white society will gloriously rise.

      • Spartacus

        Some will, undoubtedly, but we’re probably better of with them dead anyway.

  • Virus, Smiley

    This is a side effect of the “services economy.” The only skilled labor left has to ply a set of esoteric training in large urban markets. (Small town America can’t support web-savvy ad agencies who specialize in analyzing data obtained from social media networks.) Rural America can only support low end service jobs and even it cannot deal with continual increases in inflation, commodity prices and insurance premiums. The Midwest has too many small towns; they will probably become retirement communities. The young will continue to flee the small towns after high school graduation.

  • Garrett Brown

    Why are people leaving the Midwest? Isn’t that where most conservative whites live now? Other than Minnesota of course.

    • KevinPhillipsBong

      They’re leaving the Rust Belt part of the Midwest. Manufacturing jobs have been sent out of the heartland.

      • NM156

        Sorta. Metro Chicago had a MSA population of around 7.5 million in 1990; in 2010, it’s population was approaching 12,000,000. No rust belt here, just traffic problems.

        • MikeofAges

          Chicago is different. Carl Sandberg nailed it long ago. The city that always makes good. But a disgusting place. A place where each person becomes something a human being was never meant to be.

          • ms_anthro

            Could you elaborate on this? What does Chicago do to people?

          • MikeofAges

            I’m not big on coffeehouse arguments. Not only that, but you’re asking me to elaborate on a topic I, myself, never brought up. But since you asked, the nature of Chicago society is that makes subservient the higher function of the human being to the cause of economic success.

            Look at the some of the features of Chicago society. Prevalence of organized crime. One party rule and a one-party society. Limited access to higher education. Extremes of racial and ethnic segregation.

            Nevertheless, this idea a premise, not a conclusion. It is a topic. It can be subject to investigation from the point of view of literature, sociology, cultural anthropology, political science and other studies.

            A better question would be, what are your thoughts on the subject? Or your experiences? I’m a hard guy to get off message.

          • ms_anthro

            Huh? I’ve never spent much time in Chicago and have no frame of reference. I was just hoping you’d describe how Chicago changes people or why it’s a disgusting place. I was genuinely curious, not trying to pin you down in some weird intellectual sparring match.

            If you don’t want to talk about it, that’s okay too.

  • JDInSanD

    I like how the great migration of blacks is described as both “great” and “migration” but the movement of whites is “flight.”

    And when Mexicans show up in millions to man leaf blowers as well as welfare office lines we’re told they’re seeking a better life but what they’re really doing is fleeing Mexicans.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      It was more like a Bantu invasion, and they were invited up here by the greedy industrialists, not by the average worker. They are the reason the cities in the Great Lakes States are such crime ridden, dangerous cess pools.

  • MekongDelta69

    Oh – and speaking of utter mental derangement…

    Ladies and germs – your new radical, white-hating, communist mayor of NYC – Bill de Blackio.

    Aren’t they a cute looking family?! DIE-versity at it’s ‘finest.’

    • IstvanIN

      The face of evil.

    • Jesse James

      I might get a good laugh from what I am sure will be an interesting administration for New York except that I am pretty sure we are seeing the next generation of our political leadership. How many of these politicians now are producing mixed race offspring in the hopes of spawning the next political dynasty? We know the Bush’s are going Mestizo. Can you guys name some other national politicians who are raising mixed race kids?

    • saxonsun

      We’re not all nuts in NYC. We live a block from the Mayor’s Mansion, built in 1799, and just beautiful. This ridiculous family can move in soon. Hopefully, they’ll stay in their neighborhood.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Ugghhh!!! Look at those disgusting Groids he has adopted!! This man is disgusting.

  • negrolocaust

    i am going to email the white student union and request they remove your site from their page. dont plan on speaking at towson anymore i have contacts there and will make SURE you are not going to speak there.

    • NM156

      Bath salts?

      • Anglokraut

        Hacked account, more likely.

        • Garrett Brown

          No, it’s just an idiot troll.

  • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

    Some of this is related to the aging of the White population too. When White people retire they tend to look for cheaper digs in the suburbs and sunnier climes. Race is a factor, but not the only one.

  • gemjunior

    I think that stinking hulk of adipose left a long time ago for Whiter Pastures.

    • Alucard_the_last

      Take note: Moore hasn’t made a film since Obama got into office. Furthermore, Noam “always blame America” Chomsky has only written one book and that was right after Obama got into office.

  • Yale2001

    Have a good friend that is a realtor. As I am sure you know, it is illegal to even suggest to a black not to move to a certain area. They actually have scouts that call and try to look at white areas to try and catch realtors doing this. She was caught is such a debacle a few years ago. She hates having to show blacks certain low crime white neighborhoods. She has told many stories of one black moving in, the good whites move out, then that area becomes a high crime area that everyone avoids.

    • me

      Remember, kids, Bantus are deathly afraid of a ‘haunted’ house. A few simple sound and visual effects and your problem is solved!

  • Elfego

    Face it whites are a minority in the world and the rich whites sell the poor whites like slaves. Congress and the Presidency are as corrupt as China,Russia and North Korea!

  • Alucard_the_last

    Wait until he finds out that negroes hate gays.

  • Alucard_the_last

    So do the Hasidic Jews. Like most people, hate negroes.

  • Alucard_the_last

    Facts are facts, if you refuse to live in a rotten neighborhood, you are a racist. How dare we appose rape, drug dealing, prostitutes and violent crime. If you come across a liberal, make sure you ask him where he lives then move there. It will be 100% white.

  • Jim

    This kind of resort to rural situations is probably best carried out on some link-arms basis, so that a small group of families or couples settles together into such towns or rural acreages?

  • me

    “Progressives” are mentally ill. Neil Patrick Harris and his ‘husband’ should have those white babies taken away. That is nothing short of child abuse…Harlem?!

  • cynthia curran

    Actually, the Midwest lost most of their people to California in the 1950’s and 1960’s because the aerospace companies paid better than than auto companies and California is more sunnier. See The book Suburban Warriors about the growth of Orange County Ca from midwesters coming to Oranage County in thr 1950’s,1960s. and 1970.s. It Ronnie Raygun amensty that changed things.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    Most definitely. We need to act now to get this going. The Western Maryland statehood issue is the right idea. Red county, nearly all white sections of states need to press for independence as states, so a block of new states can secede from DC, so we can stop immigration within a homeland that we can keep safe and clean.