Special Report

Cities Americans Are Abandoning

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15. Napa, CA
Population change due to migration, 2020-2021: -0.9% (-1,222)
Total population change, 2020-2021: -1.0% (-1,401)
Unemployment rate, April 2022: 3.4%
Median home value: $666,900
Total population: 136,207

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14. Manhattan, KS
Population change due to migration, 2020-2021: -0.9% (-1,243)
Total population change, 2020-2021: -0.2% (-203)
Unemployment rate, April 2022: 2.2%
Median home value: $180,500
Total population: 133,932

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13. Decatur, IL
Population change due to migration, 2020-2021: -0.9% (-976)
Total population change, 2020-2021: -1.2% (-1,215)
Unemployment rate, April 2022: 6.7%
Median home value: $103,100
Total population: 102,432

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12. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA
Population change due to migration, 2020-2021: -1.0% (-2,602)
Total population change, 2020-2021: -0.9% (-2,561)
Unemployment rate, April 2022: 4.4%
Median home value: $787,000
Total population: 267,792

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11. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Population change due to migration, 2020-2021: -1.1% (-102,613)
Total population change, 2020-2021: -1.0% (-91,671)
Unemployment rate, April 2022: 4.4%
Median home value: $247,400
Total population: 9,509,934

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