The Cities Americans Are Leaving in Droves

The Cities Americans Are Leaving in Droves

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Tara Bellucci
Jul 23, 2015
(Image credit: Bloomberg)

Which cities are we moving away from? Bloomberg looked at US Census data for the top 100 most populous metro areas, and this is what they found:

The New York metro area is the 2nd most fled, with 163,000 residents leaving between July 2013 and July 2014—while also being one of the areas with the biggest influx of people. What's going on?

Michael Stoll, a professor of public policy and urban planning at the University of California Los Angeles, surmises that soaring home prices push out Americans, while foreign workers (both high-skilled and well-compensated, and low-skilled laborers who take up "creative housing arrangements") take their places.

Of course, there's also the migration of the aging Baby Boomers from the Northeast to warmer climes.

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