Fewer new people migrate to county in August

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Relocation to Clark County in August dropped considerably when compared with the same month last year, as measured by the number of out-of-area drivers’ licenses exchanged for local ones.

State records showed 1,104 people traded out-of-state and out-of-county driver’s licenses in Clark County last month, down 20.1 percent from 1,382 licenses exchanged in August 2010.

The downward trend also hit the state as a whole. Throughout Washington, 13,466 people traded in licenses from out of the area in August, a 13.6 percent decline from 15,590 the same month last year.

From January through August, 9,063 out-of-area drivers’ licenses were traded in for ones issued in Clark County, a 6 percent decline from 9,656 licenses exchanged during the same period last year.