Apologists for the declining cities will cite COVID-19 as a causal explanation and even optimistically claim that the declines have moderated. Such blind optimism overlooks the obvious – people are leaving big cities like San Francisco, New York and Boston because of bad public policy choices in those cities. They’re moving to other places like Fort Worth that are offering a higher quality of life.
New study reveals why Americans are fleeing big cities
Counting the people voting with their feet, we’re witnessing a political landslide rarely seen in national politics.
Between 2020 and 2022, San Francisco lost 7.5% of its population. New York City lost over 5.3%. In stark contrast, Fort Worth, Texas’ population grew nearly 4.2%. Charlotte, North Carolina’s population grew nearly 2.7%.
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