The headline is breathless and excited: Millennials flocking to smaller cities! And thats good news for places just like Oklahoma City and Tulsa, our states two largest smaller cities.
The number of millennials moving here rose 0.5 percent between 2000 and 2014, making the age group 22.7 percent of the citys population, according to ConsumerAffairs, a for-profit consumer advocacy group based in Nevada. Tulsa lost 0.1 percent of its millennials, making them just 20.2 percent of that citys population.
For comparison, Corvalis, Oregons metropolitan area expanded 2.4 percent to make the age group 29.4 percent of its population. Iowa City, Iowa, fell 5.20 percent to make the group 28.2 percent of its population.
Thats a whole lot of numbers without a whole lot to say, except droves of millennials approximately 20 to 30 percent of any smaller city population are moving around the nation sorta like a bunch of wayward college backpackers on summer break. Get off our lawn. Or stay awhile. Whatever.
Print headline: Millennial movement