Contrary to Popular Belief, No Great Migration in Pandemic

New figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau show that the proportion of people who moved over the past year fell to its lowest level in the 73 years that it has been tracked.

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FILE - Students finish loading belongings into a U-Haul truck as they move out of their dorm in Washington on March 18, 2020. The proportion of people who moved over the past year fell to its lowest rate in the 73 years that it has been tracked, in a refutation of popular anecdotes that there was a great migration in the U.S. during the pandemic, according to figures released Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 by the U.S. Census Bureau. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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Contrary to popular belief, there has been no great migration in the U.S. during the pandemic. New figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau show that the proportion of people who moved over the past year fell to its lowest level in the 73 years that it has been tracked, in contradiction to popular anecdotes that people left cities en masse to escape COVID-19 restrictions or in search of more bucolic lifestyles. “Millennials living…

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