STATISTICS: They Went That-a-way

The U.S.. land of moving oratory, moving pictures and moving money, is also the land of moving people. Last week the Census Bureau proved it with an analysis of shifting population covering the period from 1950 to July 1, 1955.

Two New England states-Maine and Vermont-had an average population loss of 1.2%; Arkansas lost 5.6%; Mississippi, 2.1%. The highest percentage gains: Alaska, 62.5% (to a total of 209,000); Nevada, 47.1% (235,000), Arizona, 34.3% (1,007,000). California had the largest number of new residents: 2,375,000 (total: 12,961,000); New York was second, with 1,191,000 (total: 16,021,000), Texas third, with 1,037,000 (total: 8,478,000).

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