Friday, April 1, 2011

Urban centers draw more young, educated adults

With the release of the 2010 census data over the past few weeks some stunning statistics have come about. 

n more than two-thirds of the nation's 51 largest cities, the young, college-educated population in the past decade grew twice as fast within 3 miles of the urban center as in the rest of the metropolitan area — up an average 26% compared with 13% in other parts.

Even in Detroit, where the population shrank by 25% since 2000, downtown added 2,000 young and educated residents during that time, up 59% , according to analysis of Census data by Impresa Inc., an economic consulting firm."

Cities need to realize this and start planning for the young professionals. Create, Live, Stay! 

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