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Where Millennials Are Moving – 2021 Edition

Smart Asset: “Young professionals have long looked to New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and other bustling cities as places of opportunity. But in the last few years, migration patterns have shifted to show that a smaller share of Americans are moving to these cities. And after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, another study also reveals that the majority of young professionals are living with their parents. Even so, millennials have been the largest generation in the workforce since 2016, and as they move throughout the country in search of new job opportunities, SmartAsset crunched the numbers to find the cities and states where their net migration is the highest. To do this, we looked at Census Bureau data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as 180 cities. For details on our data sources and how we put all the information together to create our final rankings, check out the Data and Methodology section below. This is SmartAsset’s fifth annual study on where millennials are moving. Read last year’s version here…”

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