Business Report: America’s changing migration patterns

Business Report: America's changing migration patterns

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Brookings Institute study finds millennials are increasingly migrating to certain cities they regard as attractive for work and play. Babyboomers are migrating to communities where they hope to retire. These are not the same places. Two map shows migration over five years. First, millennials.

Cities gaining more than 10,000 millennials a year lately are Houston, Denver, Dallas and Seattle. Austin comes close. Greatest OUT-migration – millennials moving away – New York, L.A., Chicago, San Diego.

Now, babyboomers. Remember, all babyboomers are now over 55. We old futs are moving to Phoenix, apparently, twice as many as anywhere else. Runners up are Tampa and Vegas. We’re leaving the same cities as millennials – New York, L.A., Chicago. Also D.C. and San Francisco. Speaking as a babyboomer, if I couldn’t live in Hawaii I would probably live in Seattle.

But in fairness I’ve never spent a winter there.

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