Number 1, 2009
Migration brings important changes for both migrants and communities. Migration into a community can mean a new community dynamic: individuals who migrate bring their views of the world with them, and sometimes these ideas, values, and beliefs breed conflict (Blau 1994). And migration out of a community also can bring change: rural counties with high out-migration rates may also experience long-term economic hardships (Johnson 2006). South Dakota is affected by both in-migration and out-migration.
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Brooks, Trevor; Vargas, Joel; and McCurry, Michael, "Rural Life Census Data Center Newsletter: South Dakota Net Migration Estimates" (2009). Census Data Center Newsletter. 9.