Migration Mix

suburbsThe population of US counties that include large metropolitan cities grew just 0.7% between 7/13 and 7/14, down 0.9% Y-o-Y. Suburbs of the large metro areas grew by 1.2%, up from 1.1% Y-o-Y. The exurbs, (the suburbs of the suburbs) grew 0.87% last year, faster than big cities and up from 0.56% Y-o-Y. The recession’s influence on migration is declining and a reversion to traditional migration patterns appears to be occurring.

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