The 10 metro areas highly-educated people flock to — and NYC ain’t one of ’em

Here's where the smarties are moving to when they decide to pack up their bags

New York Weekend Edition /
Oct.October 14, 2017 12:34 PM

Domestic migration is at the lowest level since 1948, when one in five people packed up and crossed state lines, a new report from City Lab finds.

The most likely people to move are highly-educated — those who’ve obtained a bachelor’s degree or higher — and, according to data by the Martin Prosperity Institute, these are the top 10 metro areas they head off to when they get the itch to discover new horizons.

1. Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO

2. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

3. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA

4. Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ

5. Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX

6. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

7. Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC

8. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach

9. Raleigh-Cary, NC

10. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

[City Lab] — E.K. Hudson


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