The Effects of Migration on The Median Reported Income in Dade County


  • Morton D. Winsberg


In last year's issue of The Florida Geographer I addressed the effect of Hurricane Andrew on migration to and from Dade County, Florida (Winsberg 1996). Using data obtained from the United States Internal Revenue Service (1996), it was noted that Dade County (Miami-Hialeah) had experienced a net out-migration of approximately 20,000 tax filers and their exemptions during each of the first two tax years of this decade. As a consequence of the damage wrought in tile county when Hurricane Andrew struck in August, 1992, in the third year of the decade net out-migration more than doubled (45,519), but in the next two for which data are available it fell back to approximately 30,000 each tax year.