PRB Topic Feed: Immigration/ Migration/Topics/ImmigrationMigration.aspxRecreational Areas Among the Fastest Growing in the U.S.Places in the United States that offer leisure opportunities near lakes, mountains, valleys, and scenic landscapes are attracting large numbers of migrants. Population gains in such areas exceed the national average by more than 50 percent between 1990 and 2000 and growth is continuing.07/21/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/RecreationalAreasAmongtheFastestGrowingintheUS.aspxf0328294-050a-4f9b-b7b0-515def29b165Twenty-Somethings Move the MostMany of the events that cause a person to move happen during early adulthood. Between 1998 and 1999, close to a third of Americans ages 20 to 29 ("Generation X" or "Gen X") moved to a different residence.10/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/TwentySomethingsMovetheMost.aspxe910bf4f-a62b-4327-8ff8-504930099183Urban Population to Become the New Majority Worldwide For the first time, more than half the world's population will be living in cities and towns by next year, according to the <i>State of World Population 2007</i> report from the United Nations. Less developed regions will hit the half-way point later, but likely before 2020. 07/18/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/UrbanPopToBecomeMajority.aspxc2b62e15-8470-4481-ba73-e7de0ec322d2There's No Place Like HomeThe romantic image of a footloose nation of wanderers, willing to pack up and move across the country to their "dream location" is far from reality in the United States. 10/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/TheresNoPlaceLikeHome.aspxc070fb14-eef1-40b3-a4a5-26eecef7bfc8Iraqis in the United StatesIn 2000, there were just under 90,000 residents of the United States who were born in Iraq.09/26/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/IraqisintheUnitedStates.aspx905d0edf-ca61-48fc-8ff7-4cf2701dacedPopWire: Hispanic Immigrants to U.S. See Progress on WagesAlthough immigrants are more likely to be low-wage workers than high-wage workers, how foreign-born workers fare depends on their country of origin and year of entry. Many foreign workers made significant progress between 1995 and 2005. 08/31/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/PopWireSept2007.aspx895a55c0-493f-4be1-9092-241656dad5f6Baby-Boomer Retirees Changing the U.S. LandscapeAmericans ages 65 and older are far less likely to move than their working-age counterparts. Still, those who do move tend to converge on a small number of "retirement magnets."10/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/BabyBoomerRetireesChangingtheUSLandscape.aspx85f0eee6-6a29-4159-8fb6-33ac6e87de3eEducation Influences Distance Moved in the U.S.In the United States, people who move long distances tend to be better educated than those who stay put or move locally.10/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/EducationInfluencesDistanceMovedintheUS.aspx5d2002cf-6a3a-4a73-9c5c-5352adb5fa69Asylum-Seeking in Selected OECD CountriesFrom the mid-1980s through the early 1990s, applications for asylum rose sharply in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In response, these countries introduced restrictive measures to limit the number of people from countries that have not signed UN conventions on refugees and human rights. 02/14/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/AsylumSeekinginSelectedOECDCountries.aspx5bc009b5-387f-4eb9-9ea7-5717edc0d316Mexican Immigration to the United StatesData from the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey indicate that about 8.8 million people living in the United States in 2000 were born in Mexico. This represents just under 30 percent of the total U.S. foreign-born population. 05/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/MexicanImmigrationtotheUnitedStates.aspx5b0e1831-979d-4cc0-9668-4f5d4631e478