Young adults on the move

By: Nicolette Schleisman Email
By: Nicolette Schleisman Email

GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- A new study shows more young adults are leaving home and moving out of state.

New census data shows that despite the slow recovering economy, young adults are leaving college towns and their parents' homes, and moving out of state.

Across the nation, young adults from 25-29 are leaving behind their lives as they know it, and packing up to move to high-tech cities.

"They're not really tied down to that financial dependency. They don't have that high bills hanging over their head. They have been living smart. They've been living with not a lot of debt so they can jump to the jobs that have been starting to open up," said Belinda Spears, branch manager at Express Employment Professional.

But some students in Texas disagree.

"I always grew up in Texas I don't plan on leaving," said Kimberly Ngyuen, Grayson College student.

"I've been living in Texas nearly all my life I'm 20 years old now. I'll probably visit other places but I'll probably stay in Texas," said Kedrian Perry, Grayson College student.

New census data shows that migration within the US fell to a record low in early 2011.

So, this new movement of young adults could mean a turn around for the rest.

"You know, the times have been coming for a while, we need them and the skills that they're bringing to the table and the knowledge that they've got. I think its exciting," said Spears.

"The economy goes up and down so you never know where places may take you, everything happens for a reason. For me Texas is the second biggest state in the united states and there's a lot of job offers here and its cheaper to live here," said Perry.

And its affecting Oklahoma too. Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb is vocal on keeping Oklahoma grads in state.

"We have a very low cost of living, a great quality of life in Oklahoma, we'll educate your children really well. Its a great place to live," said Lamb.


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