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D.C. ranks fourth for U.S. cities where people leave the fastest

Where they’re going, there’s no certainty

A new study published this Tuesday by ABODO reports that out of 50 U.S. Metro areas, the D.C. Metro area ranks fourth for cities where people leave the fastest.

Between July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015, 7.65 percent of the population left the area. Precisely why isn’t elaborated in the study, which ranked the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia-NC area as having the most mobile residents, 9.97 percent of which left during the 2014 to 2015 time frame.

Despite the loss of residents, D.C. experienced a total population change of -0.46 percent when the number of people who moved into the city was accounted for. Because of this, ABODO ranked D.C. 11 out of 50, with number one being the U.S. Metro area with the largest decrease in population.

In order to come up with this data, ABODO analyzed the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey data, which was released in September 2016.

In June 2015, the D.C. Office of Revenue Analysis reported that roughly half a million people moved out of D.C. from 2000 to 2014 because of housing. The most popular reason why people left, though, was for an occupation.

So Long to the City [ABODO]

Housing Is the Number One Reason Why People Leave D.C. [Curbed DC]