Millennials Fleeing Mississippi At Fastest Rate In Nation; So Why Not Louisiana?

“Counter to the national trend, Mississippi’s Millennial population has dropped to 801,799, a 3.9 percent decrease during those six years. According to an analysis of the recently reported state-by-state Census data, no other state in the country lost more Millennials.”

 Source: www.theadvocate.com

As millennials — those born between 1981 and 2000 — became the largest generation of Americans, the demographic’s total U.S. population increased by approximately 2.6 million from 2010 and 2016, according to Census estimates.

But counter to the national trend, Mississippi’s Millennial population has dropped to 801,799, a 3.9 percent decrease during those six years, Mississippi Today reports, via The (Biloxi) Sun Herald. According to a governing.com analysis of the recently reported state-by-state Census data, no other state in the country lost more millennials. (Overall, Mississippi’s population increased by nearly 20,000 during the same amount of time to total 2,974,294 in 2016.)

Many millennials are leaving the state, where slightly more than half of the people live in rural areas, to experience an urban environment, says Noah Sanford, a 27-year-old state representative from Collins who is also a part of the Millennial Caucus…[read the full article at www.theadvocate.com]