The city of Duluth, Minnesota, pictured from Lake Superior.

‘Climate-Proof Duluth’ Is Changing

Climate refugees are already on the move in the United States. The New York Times recently conducted an exploration on of the most desirable locations to escape wildfires, drought, and sea-level rise.

March 29, 2023 - The New York Times

A family of Black Americans brings moving boxes into a home.

The 'New Great Migration' Picks Up Pace

Recent American Community Survey data solidifies an underappreciated pattern of migration in the United States: a reversal of the Great Migration of the 20th century, when an estimate 5 million Black Americans left the South.

September 15, 2022 - Brookings


Measuring the Urban Exodus

New data reveals truths about one of the biggest questions to emerge from the pandemic: Did the public health risks and economic disruptions of 2020 and 2021 spur an urban exodus away from the urban cores of large metropolitan areas?

September 11, 2022 - Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University

Las Vegas Sprawl

Analysis: Pandemic Pressed Fast Forward on U.S. Migration Trends

In Las Vegas, Denver, Philadelphia, and more, out of town newcomers have been driving up real estate prices by moving in from more expensive locations with the resources to outspend locals, according to analysis by the Business Journals.

September 4, 2022 - The Business Journals

Boise, Idaho

Idaho’s Growth Obscures Massive Demographic Turnover, Study Says

Quick population growth is remaking Idaho, but focusing only on raw population numbers masks the demographic changes at work.

August 23, 2022 - KMTV News


Census: U.S. Population Growing Slower Than Any Point Since the Nation's Founding

The pandemic has added increased mortality to decreasing birth rates and decreasing international immigration.

December 22, 2021 - U.S. Census Bureau

A photo of a bridge reading Long Island City in front of high-rise buildings glittering in a sunset.

Where New Asian Residents Are Transforming New York City

Asians were the only major racial group in increase in population in all five boroughs of New York City since 2010. Long Island City in Queens saw a fivefold increase of Asian residents.

October 20, 2021 - The New York Times

Florida Climate Change

Americans Are Moving Toward Climate Risk

More Americans are ignoring the realities of climate change emigrating—even as more and more climate refugees flee the damage.

September 1, 2021 - Redfin

Montana State University, Bozeman

Bozeman's 'Only Racially Diverse Neighborhood' at Risk

Thanks in part to an influx of remote workers, the Montana town faces soaring housing costs and practically non-existent vacancy rates.

March 4, 2021 - High Country News

New Jersey

Where Housing Prices Climbed Most During the Pandemic

Homes in suburban and even rural locations were hot commodities on the pandemic real estate market, according to an industry report.

December 21, 2020 - Inman News


Teleworking From Paradise

Hawai'i is offering a remote-work program to attract workers from the mainland and help boost the local economy.

December 7, 2020 - U.S. News & World Report

Ski Resort

Colorado Resort Towns Attracting the Highest Rate of New Seniors

Colorado is looking like the new Florida.

February 15, 2018 - The Denver Post

The Chicago Bean At Sunrise

Which States Grew and Which Didn't

Texas and Utah were the leaders in growth for the 2015-2016 fiscal year; Illinois lost more residents than any other state.

December 21, 2016 - U.S. Census Bureau


Charlotte Wonders About its Future as a Fast-Growing City

Behind all the debates surrounding the consequences of quick growth, a big question looms for Charlotte and other similarly growing cities: Will it last?

October 30, 2016 - The Charlotte Observer


Op-Ed: Stay Expensive, New York—It Helps the Rest of the U.S.

Here's a controversial assertion: expensive, desirable cities are doing everyone else a favor by forcing people to move.

August 24, 2016 - Bloomberg View

Suburban School Crossing

Two Types of Black Suburbanization

African-American migration may reflect an attempt to escape poverty-related social ills rather than an attempt to escape gentrification.

January 3, 2016 - Michael Lewyn

Southern California Counties Set National Migration Pace

More residents moved from the counties of Los Angeles and Orange to the nearby counties of San Bernardino and Riverside than anywhere else in the country.

September 1, 2015 - The Sacramento Bee

Pittsburgh's Plan to Promote Diversity and In-Migration

Seemingly on the rebound after a 55-year decline in population, Pittsburgh is ready to move into a new era as an attractive destination for immigrants and a diverse population of residents.

June 24, 2015 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Washington D.C. Housing Market Completely Flipped in One Decade

Trends in Washington D.C. housing affordability is similar to other cities around the country, but is also unique in how swiftly the housing market has shifted.

October 7, 2014 - The Washington Post - Wonkblog

Leaving California

Migration Trends Don't Support the 'Golden Age' of Cities Narrative

"Who's Moving to the Cities, Who Isn't" suggest that the number of Americans selling the "Golden Age" cities narrative is greater than the number of Americans buying into it.

October 6, 2014 - Center for Community Progress

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