Fox News – Americans were on the move in large numbers during the pandemic, leaving behind large cities for suburban and rural areas of red states..
The top 15 cities by rate of population growth between July 1, 2020 and July 1, 2021 were concentrated in red states such as Texas, Florida, Arizona, Tennessee, and Idaho.
The growth of comes at the same time as an exodus has occurred from America’s largest cities, with New York City seeing a population decrease of 3.5% during that time span, a net loss of 305,000 people.
The nation’s most populous city was not the only urban area to see its population shrink considerably, with San Jose (-2.7%), Chicago (-1.6%), Philadelphia (-1.5%), Dallas (-1.1%), and Los Angeles (-1.0%) all seeing a decrease in population of at least 1% during the pandemic.
A switch to remote work during the pandemic helped drive the population movement, as people previously tethered to office spaces in urban centers were able to seek out more space and a lower cost of living.
Major cities in the U.S. also experienced a surge in violent crime throughout the pandemic … READ MORE.