by Ryan Felton
This is how postindustrial decline affects domestic migration. Michigan used to have a significant population of people born in other Midwestern states and in places like Pennsylvania, Kentucky and North Carolina. With fewer high-paying factory jobs, fewer transplants have moved in from these states.
Michigan doesn't attract a substantial amount of migrants from the east or west coast; about 7 percent come from Ohio and other Midwest states, and about 5 percent arrived from southern states.