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Old Posted May 1, 2017, 1:25 AM
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Originally Posted by PoshSteve View Post
The article actually says: The biggest declines, however, tended to happen on the South and Midwest. Detroit, Miami, Richmond, Atlanta, and Phoenix all saw millennial population declines of 6% or more.
The one thing all of those cities have in common is lots of nonwhite (mostly black and Latino) millennials. It makes me wonder how much of this is domestic migration by young people of color to other areas with more opportunity.

Another thing to consider, as this is a metro-wide list, is that in 2005 a lot of millennials were still teenagers living with their parents. Depending upon the definition used at that time, the oldest millennials were either still in college or just a few years out of college. Hence a lot of the net decline could just be young people moving away from their parents home in the suburbs, along with the central city not being enough of a draw to make up the difference.
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