These Are the Cities Where Millennials Are Moving

Massachusetts city of Cambridge tops SmartAsset's list
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2023 4:25 PM CST
These Are the Cities Where Millennials Are Moving
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About 25% of millennials uprooted last year and moved to a different city, and SmartAsset wanted to find out which cities proved the biggest draw for this demographic (those between the ages of 25 and 44, for the purposes of this analysis). The financial tech firm looked at US Census Bureau data from nearly 270 cities across the US, with the cities ranked according to what percentage of the total population was now made up of millennials who'd moved there in 2022. The Massachusetts city of Cambridge took SmartAsset's No. 1 spot, after seeing more than 17,000 millennials move there last year. Check out what other cities made the top 10:

Most popular cities for millennials

  1. Cambridge, Massachusetts
  2. Santa Clara, California
  3. Seattle
  4. Sunnyvale, California
  5. Denver
  6. Arlington, Virginia
  7. Bellevue, Washington
  8. Killeen, Texas
  9. Austin, Texas
  10. Sandy Springs, Georgia
See what other cities appeal to millennials. (On the flip side, here are the best US cities to retire in.)

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