Special Report

Cities Americans Are Abandoning

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25. San Angelo, TX
Population change due to migration, 2020-2021: -0.7% (-890)
Total population change, 2020-2021: -0.5% (-666)
Unemployment rate, April 2022: 3.7%
Median home value: $148,600
Total population: 122,344

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24. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
Population change due to migration, 2020-2021: -0.7% (-3,327)
Total population change, 2020-2021: -0.4% (-1,621)
Unemployment rate, April 2022: 3.4%
Median home value: $610,300
Total population: 446,475

23. Danville, IL
Population change due to migration, 2020-2021: -0.8% (-559)
Total population change, 2020-2021: -1.1% (-788)
Unemployment rate, April 2022: 5.6%
Median home value: $80,900
Total population: 73,095

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22. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
Population change due to migration, 2020-2021: -0.8% (-37,535)
Total population change, 2020-2021: -0.7% (-36,579)
Unemployment rate, April 2022: 3.6%
Median home value: $461,500
Total population: 4,899,932

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21. Laredo, TX
Population change due to migration, 2020-2021: -0.8% (-2,086)
Total population change, 2020-2021: +0.3% (+711)
Unemployment rate, April 2022: 4.8%
Median home value: $135,000
Total population: 267,945

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