UW-Madison Professor Tracks Migration Patterns for Nationwide Project
The types of people who choose to stay in or leave a community say a lot about the community itself. This is why Katherine Curtis, associate professor of community and environmental sociology at UW-Madison, is collecting data as a part of a nationwide project that will estimate the amount of people moving in and out of every county in the United States. This project has the potential to help people who provide services for the people in these counties plan for the future by being able to see what demographic will be in their area in the future. The estimates are broken down by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin, and will be made available online where they will be most useful to the public.