Continuing a pandemic trend, Americans are moving to the South and Southwest and from cities to the suburbs in search of more space and homes they can afford, recent government data indicates.
But immigration, which is starting to bounce back from pandemic lows, has helped mitigate population loss in major cities.
A Stateline analysis of U.S. Postal Service change-of-address data from mid-2022 through March shows Americans continuing to pour into suburbs and small cities in the South and Southwest. The same trends showed in recently released U.S. Census Bureau population estimates for mid-2021 to mid-2022.