Net migration, or the difference between how many people moved in and how many moved out, is one part of population change. The other part is natural change, or the difference between births and deaths.
From 2010 to 2013, Montana. . .
- Gained 15,200 residents through net in-migration.
- Had a net migration rate of 1.5 percent compared to 0.9 percent for the U.S..
- Grew by 10,260 residents due to natural change.
- Had a natural change rate of 1.0 percent compared to 1.5 percent for the U.S..