Where BRAC migrants are moving

Most of the people moving to Aberdeen Proving Ground for BRAC are settling in Harford County, with Cecil County the second most popular destination.

That's according to a report from the Chesapeake Science & Security Corridor, which has data for 2,400 workers whose jobs had transferred by September for the military base realignment and closure effort.

These are employees, mostly civilian, with C4ISR, the Army team of organizations that had been headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J.

ZIP code with the most BRAC folks: 21015, Bel Air. More than 350 are living there, with an additional 225 in Bel Air's 21014 ZIP. Havre de Grace, north of the base, is another popular spot.

Here's the breakdown by county:

1. Harford County, 60 percent

2. Cecil County, 18 percent

3. New Castle County, Del., 7 percent

4. Baltimore County, just over 5 percent

5. Baltimore City, 2.5 percent

6. Chester County, Pa., 2 percent

That's nearly everyone, but about 100 more are in other counties (in Maryland and elsewhere).

The city, which has actively worked to attract BRAC movers, has landed about 60 to do the reverse commute. More than half are in and around downtown, notes the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors, which forwarded me this report.

So those are the early movers. We'll see if the rest follow the tracks forged by the pioneers.

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