According to a report by the Wall Street Journal
, more and more people are packing
up their northern dwellings and moving south, headed to places like Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Miami. And this is particularly apparent among the African-American community.
The Wall Street Journal says the move southward appears to be related to the economy, especially in the manufacturing sector, as states like California, Michigan and Ohio continue shedding jobs. It's not just for jobs that people are moving south, though. People interviewed by WSJ say the cost of living in the north factored into their moving as well.
"We can save, we can travel and we can get out of debt," said Melissa Harris-Perry, a professor of Political Science at Princeton. She moved from New Jersey to the more affordable Louisiana, where the cost of living is considerably less.
Louisiana isn't the least expensive state to live in, however. According to the Council for Community and Economic Research, that title goes to Tennessee - a state penny-pinching couples are sure to keep in mind as they plan their move.