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Phoenix, Arizona (and More!)

Intuitively, I'd think that all the top 5 most populous cities would be the ones that come up most in conversation. The actual top 5:

  1. NYC
  2. LA
  3. Chicago
  4. Houston
  5. Phoenix

Cities I hear people mention a lot:

  1. NYC (1 in population)
  2. LA (2 in population)
  3. SF (17 in population)
  4. Miami (44 in population)
  5. Boston (24 in population)
  6. Seattle (18 in population)


Fastest Growing (big cities[1]):

  1. Fort Worth, TX
  2. San Antonio, TX
  3. Phoenix
  4. Oklahoma City
  5. Las Vegas

Fastest Shrinking (big cities):

  1. SF + Bay Area
  2. NYC
  3. Boulder, CO
  4. Boston
  5. San Jose

Interesting that people are leaving the North to move South. I think that may be due to the fact that baby boomers are retiring and want more amenable tax brackets + sunny weather. Also, when a certain percent of friends or family move to an area, it becomes more costly to not follow them.

smaller pop = greater delta so I'm skipping those ↩︎