Do millennials want to live in Murfreesboro? A recent study by SmartAsset says so.

Aug 09, 2019 at 07:00 am by Voice Wire

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Murfreesboro ranks No. 12 in the Top-25 cities where millennials are moving, according to a recent SmartAsset study using U.S. Census Bureau data.

Millennials are now the largest generation in the workplace and by 2030 they will comprise 75% of the U.S. workforce, according to estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But some parts of the country, including Murfreesboro, are benefiting from a larger influx of this coveted generation.

Maybe they are moving here because they can't afford Nashville.

To see where Murfreesboro ranks, check out the table below:

Where Are Millennials Moving? 

                                        NET Migration 

1. Dallas, TX                  10,371 
2. Seattle, WA                  8,007
3. Portland, OR                5,586 
4. Columbia, SC              6,554 
6. Norfolk, VA                5,430 
7. Colorado Springs, CO 3,368 
8. San Diego, CA            3,342
9. Clarksville, TN           3,330 
10. Henderson, NV        3,028 
11. Scottsdale, AZ         2,913  
12. Murfreesboro, TN   2,818  
13. St. Paul, MN           2,797 
14. Abilene, TX            2,775
15. Tallahassee, FL      2,671  
16.  Fort Worth, TX      2,417 
17. Lubbock, TX          2,416 
18. Greensboro, NC     2,399 
19.  Phoenix, AZ         2,379 
20.  Manchester, NH   2,344 
21.  Austin, TX          2,256 
22. Minneapolis, MN  2,251 
23. Raleigh, NC         2,249 
24.  Glendale, AZ      2,245 
25. Bellevue, WA     2,244 

Migration data comes from the U.S. Census Bureau.   In its third annual study, SmartAsset analyzed Census Bureau data on migration patterns of people between the ages of 20 and 34 to uncover the cities with the highest net migration of millennials.

The millennial generation has come of age. This cohort is working in a variety of jobs and relocating to different cities. Some cities and states, though, are more popular spots for millennials to move to than others. They could be moving for a variety of reasons. Job opportunities, affordable housing (whether it involves renting or making mortgage payments) and quality of life could all be factors determining where millennials are moving.

Details on the study, including full methodology and key findings, can be found here:

SmartAsset used Census Bureau data to find where exactly millennials are moving. The study looked at immigration and emigration data for 173 cities. 

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