New census data shows a huge spike in movement out of big metro areas during the pandemic

Recently released U.S. Census Bureau population estimates emphasize that it was domestic out-migration that exerted an outsized demographic impact on large metropolitan areas during the prime 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. These estimates—for the period July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021—reveal an absolute decline in the aggregate size of the nation’s 56 major … Continue reading New census data shows a huge spike in movement out of big metro areas during the pandemic