COVID-19 Has Spurred Migration to These 10 Cities

COVID-19 accelerated an exodus from large, metropolitan cities, especially in blue states. New York City lost 300,000 residents in 2020. San Francisco saw an exodus of 90,000. In Los Angeles, over 25,000 people moved out.

The growth of telecommuting during the COVID-19 pandemic was one reason, but the pandemic only hastened an existing trend. Where are all these emigrants moving to?

A new LinkedIn analysis provides some answers. By monitoring zip code changes for its 174 million U.S.-based members, it was able to determine the most popular cities for relocation from April 2020 to October 2020. They are:

  1. Austin, Texas
  2. Phoenix, Arizona
  3. Nashville, Tennessee
  4. Tampa, Florida
  5. Jacksonville, Florida
  6. Charlotte, North Carolina
  7. Dallas, Texas
  8. Denver, Colorado
  9. Las Vegas, Nevada
  10. Charleston, South Carolina

Learn more at CNBC.  

List and data were compiled by LinkedIn.