17 Dec 2015 Top Mid-Sized Metros for Millennials are Charleston-SC, Honolulu-HI, Bakersfield-CA; Bottom are North Port-FL, Cape Coral-FL, Deltona-FL
Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey illuminates which mid-sized metros are host to the greatest percentage of adults aged 25-34, commonly known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y.
Millennials constitute 13.5% of the U.S. population. Among mid-sized metros, the highest percentage of millennials is found in Charleston-SC (15.7%). Honolulu-HI (15.7%), Bakersfield-CA (15.0%) and Colorado Springs-CO (15.0%) follow. Other mid-sized metros with a high share of millenials are Durham-NC, Madison-WI and Omaha-NE.
The metros with the lowest percentage of millennials are North Port-FL (9.0%), Cape Coral-FL (10.5%), Deltona-FL (10.6%) and Palm Bay-FL (10.7%). Outside of Florida, Youngstown-OH, Bridgeport-CT and Winston-NC also have a low share of millennials.
From 2009 to 2014, millennials’ share of the U.S. population remained constant. The mid-sized metros with the greatest 5-year increase in the percentage of millennials are Colorado Springs-CO (+1.8 pts.), Baton Rouge-LA (+1.7 pts.) and Springfield (+1.5). Provo-UT, Albany-NY, El Paso-TX and Madison-WI also increased at least 1 percentage point.
Ogden-UT (-2.2 pts.), Boise City-ID (-2.0 pts.) and Fayetteville (-1.7 pts.) had the greatest decrease from 2009 to 2014. Deltona-FL, Des Moines-IA, Cape Coral-FL and Albuquerque-NM also rank in the bottom 10.
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