The Brain Gain

According to the U.S. Census, the number of 10 to 19 year olds in Iowa County declined by -13.1 percent between 2000 and 2010. While the number of 20 to 29 year olds increased slightly (5.2 percent), the number of 30 to 39 year olds living in Iowa County fell dramatically (-23.6 percent) during the […]

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The “Brain Drain”?

The U.S. Census American Community Survey (ACS) provides an indicator of how well states retain college graduates. According to the 2009 ACS, 41.8 percent of the college graduates age 25 years and older live in the state where they were born. Similar data for Minnesota and Illinois reveals that 53 percent of the college graduates […]

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