Downtown Populations Grow as People Move Closer to Work

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In many of the largest cities of the most-populous metro areas, downtown is becoming a place not only to work but also to live, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released today.

Between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, metro areas with 5 million or more people experienced double-digit population growth rates within their downtown areas (within a two-mile radius of their largest city’s city hall), more than double the rate of these areas overall.

Read full release at U.S. Census Bureau.


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