Cities Americans Are Abandoning

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15. Brownsville-Harlingen, TX
> Population decrease due to migration, 2010-2017: -17,233
> Population change, 2010-2017: +4.3% (406,219 to 423,725)
> Natural growth, 2010-2017: 53,118 births, 18,432 deaths
> Median home value: $80,000

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14. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
> Population decrease due to migration, 2010-2017: -17,297
> Population change, 2010-2017: +2.9% (1,676,817 to 1,725,246)
> Natural growth, 2010-2017: 163,787 births, 97,935 deaths
> Median home value: $239,900

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13. Syracuse, NY
> Population decrease due to migration, 2010-2017: -17,717
> Population change, 2010-2017: -1.2% (662,625 to 654,841)
> Natural growth, 2010-2017: 52,435 births, 42,535 deaths
> Median home value: $133,300

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12. Toledo, OH
> Population decrease due to migration, 2010-2017: -18,475
> Population change, 2010-2017: -1.0% (610,002 to 603,668)
> Natural growth, 2010-2017: 54,309 births, 42,313 deaths
> Median home value: $129,200

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11. Rockford, IL
> Population decrease due to migration, 2010-2017: -18,789
> Population change, 2010-2017: -3.2% (349,431 to 338,291)
> Natural growth, 2010-2017: 30,366 births, 22,915 deaths
> Median home value: $121,600