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Butte County Draws In-State Migrants
Butte County Draws In-State Migrants
October 27, 2014

Butte County Growth Fueled by In-State Migrants

According the latest numbers from the U.S. Census American Community Survey, new Butte County residents are 75 percent more likely to be from other parts of South Dakota than out of state. An estimated 582 South Dakotans moved to Butte County from 2008 to 2012. With only 747 total in-migrants, this in-state number is significant. The majority of these migrants came from Pennington (268) and Meade (166) counties. Michigan contributed the largest number out of state migrants to the county’s population (65), followed by North Dakota (32), Iowa (28), and Wyoming (26).

Most Butte County residents who found greener pastures outside county borders moved to other parts of the state (278). The most popular destination counties were neighboring Lawrence (103) and Davidson (79). Among those moving out of state, Wyoming attracted 173 former Butte County residents, more than any other state.  

Other interesting Butte County estimations include:

  • Movers from a different state: 165
  • Movers to a different state: 308
  • Movers from a different county in South Dakota: 582
  • Movers to a different county in South Dakota: 278
  • Movers from abroad: 12

Overall Butte County's population grew by 259 people, thanks in part to in-state migration.

 The above migration statistics were taken from the Census Flows Mapper and its most current data from the American Community Survey (2008-2012). 

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