Where People Are Moving
“Growth” is a pejorative term to some people; to others it is sweet music. Either way, population growth is interesting. A great story on NewGeography.com is worth taking a peek at. It analyzes domestic migration in the 51 largest metro areas in the U.S. over the past decade and the past year. The biggest net gainers 2000-2009 are Phoenix, Riverside-San Bernardino, Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth and Las Vegas.
More recently, as the recession eases, this has changed somewhat. The top 7 in net population growth from in-migration in 2010-11 are:
#1 Dallas-Fort Worth
#2 Miami-Fort Lauderdale
#4 Tampa-St Pete
#6 Washington DC
The biggest net population losers in 2010-11 are
#51 New York-Northern NJ -99,975
#49 Los Angeles-Long Beach
#45 St. Louis
You can find the story here.