Young adults today move more than previous generations. A recent Zillow study found that in 2017, close to one in two millennials – more than 45% – had lived in their current home for fewer than two years. By contrast, in 1960, approximately 34% of young adults had lived in their current residences for less than two years.
With the coronavirus pandemic potentially leading many millennials to reconsider where they live, SmartAsset decided to look at the cities where millennials have been moving prior to the crisis.
Using the most recent Census Bureau data from 2018, we compared the number of people between the ages of 25 and 39 who moved into a city to the number of people who moved out. For more information on our data and how we put it together, check out our data and methodology section next.