Faced with the high cost of living in traditionally Black urban hubs like Chicago and New York, more African-Americans are moving to the South, according to new Census figures. Between 2000 and 2008 as many as two million African-Americans resettled in the South, making it the largest gain in the region reports by the Chicago Sun-Times... Here's what you had to say: Beauty commented via Facebook: "The benefit of the south is it is a much better place to raise children and the cost/type of living is great for families." Tieka wrote via Facebook: "I moved from Boston to Atlanta when I finished school in 2001 mainly because the cost of living is cheaper."

Essence.com
Aug, 23, 2010

Faced with the high cost of living in traditionally Black urban hubs like Chicago and New York, more African-Americans are moving to the South, according to new Census figures. Between 2000 and 2008 as many as two million African-Americans resettled in the South, making it the largest gain in the region reports by the Chicago Sun-Times. Reasons for the growing migration include wanting to be closer to family or looking for more affordable housing, and standard of living overall. In the 1990s nearly three million college-educated professionals moved to the South. The growing trend is a distinct reversal of African-American migration patterns, beginning with the Great Migration of the mid 1900s which saw millions of Blacks moving from the South to the North.