How much can a population change in ten years? You may be interested to find out which cities in the United States have the fastest growing and shrinking populations. This infographic based on information from the U.S Census shows estimates for cities with 50,000 or more residents from July 1st of 2010 to July 1st of 2019. There are many reasons why people decide to pack up from one place and move to another. Job opportunities, housing, taxes, schools, crime, affordable housing and more.
If you look at his graph you can see that the top spot for population decrease was in Detroit Michigan. Detroit was once a bustling metropolis but years of financial mishaps, racial tension and insurmountable debt left the city crime ridden and full of abandoned buildings. The census estimates a population decrease of more than 41,000 people in just under ten years. On the opposite side of the spectrum Phoenix Arizona has had a population increase of over 230,000 people. Many millennials have been flocking to Phoenix because of it's thriving trifecta of work, life and entertainment. It's affordable cost of living and employment opportunities have made it number one on this graph for fastest growing cities.
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