The population of Mass. grew last year for the first time since 2020. Yvonne Hao is relieved.
Susan Strate, Senior Program Manager for the Population Estimates Program, worked extensively with Globe reporter Jon Chesto to decipher the U.S. Census data on this article about outmigration from the Commonwealth.
Last month, we got promising news from the US Census Bureau. The state’s population grew for the first time since 2020, rising back above the 7 million mark. One big reason, per the UMass Amherst Donahue Institute’s Susan Strate: net international migration reached its highest point in at least the past three decades. What about domestic outmigration? Progress there as well. Massachusetts “only” lost 39,000 people to other states in the 12 months that ended in June 2023.
January 25, 2024