ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. population center is on a southward turn for the first time in history in a decade. Thanks to people like Owen Glick, who moved from California to Florida over a year ago.
According to US Census Bureau population estimates, the South had more births than deaths last year and more than one million more people from both domestic and international migration than any other US region. Residents declined in the Northeast and Midwest, while anemia increased by 153,000 in the West. This is primarily due to the large number of residents moving to different parts of the United States. The West would have lost its population had immigration and births not outnumbered deaths.
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