Cities Americans Are Abandoning

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5. Cleveland-Elyria, OH
> Population decrease due to migration, 2010-2017: -33,117
> Population change, 2010-2017: -0.9% (2,077,271 to 2,058,844)
> Natural growth, 2010-2017: 168,361 births, 153,138 deaths
> Median home value: $146,100

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4. St. Louis, MO-IL
> Population decrease due to migration, 2010-2017: -39,894
> Population change, 2010-2017: +0.7% (2,787,763 to 2,807,338)
> Natural growth, 2010-2017: 246,280 births, 186,111 deaths
> Median home value: $169,200

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3. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
> Population decrease due to migration, 2010-2017: -54,640
> Population change, 2010-2017: +0.4% (4,296,317 to 4,313,002)
> Natural growth, 2010-2017: 364,121 births, 293,091 deaths
> Median home value: $160,700

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2. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
> Population decrease due to migration, 2010-2017: -93,959
> Population change, 2010-2017: +4.1% (12,828,961 to 13,353,907)
> Natural growth, 2010-2017: 1,202,115 births, 578,750 deaths
> Median home value: $578,200

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1. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
> Population decrease due to migration, 2010-2017: -296,320
> Population change, 2010-2017: +0.8% (9,461,541 to 9,533,040)
> Natural growth, 2010-2017: 869,178 births, 501,469 deaths
> Median home value: $229,900