When College-Educated Blacks Pull Up Stakes, Where Do They Relocate?

New data from the Census Bureau gives an indication of where college-educated African Americans are moving when they choose to change their residence. For those college-educated blacks who moved in the 2000 to 2005 period, 47 percent moved locally, within the same county. Another 19 percent of black movers with a college degree relocated to a different county within the same state. More than 28 percent moved to a different state of the nation. Slightly more than 5 percent of all college-educated blacks who moved in the period relocated to another country.

College-educated whites were less likely than their black peers to move to a different state and were significantly less likely to move abroad.