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Destination Portland: Post-Great Recession Migration Trends in the Rose City Region
America on the Move
  • Jason R. Jurjevich, Portland State University
  • Greg Schrock, Portland State University
  • Jihye Kang, Portland State University
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  • Emigration and immigration -- Economic aspects,
  • Demographic surveys

This report explores how individuals decide to move to Portland, why they stay and how the region’s growth challenges might introduce costs that disproportionately burden people of color and young people of lower socioeconomic status.


The America on the Move project contains both qualitative and quantitative data that aims to better understand how human migration is changing the face of cities across the U.S. In 2012, Professors Jurjevich and Schrock began examining migration patterns of young, college-educated individuals to the nation’s largest 50 U.S. metros, from 1980 to today. By incorporating and accounting for changes in census geography for the nation’s largest metro areas, America on the Move research provides one-of-a-kind longitudinal analysis of regional migration patterns in the United States.

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Jason R. Jurjevich, Greg Schrock and Jihye Kang. "Destination Portland: Post-Great Recession Migration Trends in the Rose City Region" America on the Move Vol. 2017 Iss. 1 (2017)
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