(The Center Square) – Wyoming ranks as the “least sticky state” in the country, with 45.2 percent of natives staying there, according to a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
The bank said “stickiness” – or “the proportion of people born in a state and staying there” – is “the key to maintaining a stable (or growing) population and workforce.” , which is vital for economic growth.”
Wyoming class as less “sticky” than North Dakota (48.6%) and Alaska (48.7%), while Rhode Island and South Dakota round out the bottom five at 55.2% and 54.2 % respectively.
“In particular, less demanding states tend to experience high levels of out-migration of all, not just their native residents,” the report said.
To compile the report, the bank’s researchers used data from the Census Bureau. US Consumer Surveywhat he considers to be “the primary source” of information on population and housing.
Without what they call “sufficient employment opportunities,” the researchers said, natives of one state may be pushed or feel pressured to move elsewhere to find work.
Texas is “by far” the stickiest state with about 82% of native Texans living within its borders, according to the bank. Other sensitive states include North Carolina (75.5%), Georgia (74.2%), California (73%), and Utah (72.9%).