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Thu May 26, 2022, 12:19 AM

Goodbye NYC; Estimates show big city losses, Sunbelt gains

Ko Im always thought she would live in New York forever. She knew every corner of Manhattan and had worked hard to build a community of friends. Living in a small apartment, she found her attitude shifting early in the pandemic. After her brother accepted a job in Seattle in the summer of 2020, she decided to move there too.

“It was fine until it wasn’t,” said Im, 36. “The pandemic really changed my mindset about how I wanted to live or how I needed to live."

Eight of the 10 largest cities in the U.S. lost population during the first year of the pandemic, with New York, Los Angeles and Chicago leading the way. Between July 2020 and July 2021, New York lost more than 305,000 people, while Chicago and Los Angeles contracted by 45,000 residents and 40,000 people, respectively.

Although San Francisco's not among the 10 largest cities, almost 55,000 residents left that city, or 6.3% of its 2020 population, the highest percentage of any U.S. city.


[link:https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/goodbye-nyc-estimates-show-big-city-losses-sunbelt-gains/ar-AAXJFF8?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=e9d074ea07dd4804a82cc6e48802fcde|

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Reply Goodbye NYC; Estimates show big city losses, Sunbelt gains (Original post)
MichMan May 2022 OP
TreasonousBastard May 2022 #1
NJCher May 2022 #2
RSherman May 2022 #5
Dorian Gray May 2022 #3
appalachiablue May 2022 #4
Sanity Claws May 2022 #6

Response to MichMan (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2022, 01:10 AM

1. And yet the rents still rise.

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Response to MichMan (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2022, 01:11 AM

2. It's a good thing

NY and NJ can afford to send some liberals out to help turn states blue.

We can afford to lose some people. This place is densely populated.

However, some have returned because they couldn’t stand these other states. Our nyc npr had a call in program on the topic of pandemic moves to other states. Many called in to say they had come back.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #2)

Thu May 26, 2022, 06:44 AM

5. moving back from FL

I live in Northern NY. A friend and I were recently at a laundromat. A young couple was there. The husband is originally from here and his wife has always lived in Jacksonville. They have been living in FL for a few years with their young children. They recently decided to move back here. They cited overbuilding, too many people, traffic gridlock, etc. We talked about the infrastructure that cannot withstand the overbuilding. We discussed condos being built on sand. The husband had worked on FL roads and knew they were not built correctly. But the wife loves DeSantis. Who does she think allows these things to happen? *sigh*

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Response to MichMan (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2022, 05:14 AM

3. Independent and Public schools

are losing enrollment, fast. And we were hoping this year would ebb the tide, but it hasn't. People still migrating to other places. (Mostly upstate NY, NJ and CT, though there are some moving to Florida.)

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Response to MichMan (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2022, 05:39 AM

4. Interesting developments, saw the article on AP earlier.

K/R

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Response to MichMan (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2022, 06:45 AM

6. Many have returned

These numbers look at the first year but after the vaccines came out, a lot of people started returning to NYC. I live in an apartment building in the Bronx and there were a lot of vacancies in the first year. Not any more.

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