According to recently published United States Census Bureau statistics, New York City lost approximately 500,000 inhabitants in only two years.
Less than 8.4 million people will still be residing in the New York metropolis by mid-2022, according to Census Bureau figures, making it the country’s most populated metropolis by a significant margin.
At the beginning of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic in April 2020, there were more than 8.8 million people residing in New York City. According to this statistic, the city’s population decreased by more than 5% between April 2020 and July 2022 as about 500,000 people left.
According to Census Bureau statistics, Americans often leave dark blue cities.
Los Angeles, the second-largest city, and Chicago, the third-largest city, both had population declines over the period of two years. For instance, in Los Angeles, there are about 3.8 million people living there as of July 2022 compared to around 3.9 million people in April 2020, a decrease of roughly 100,000 people.
Similar to this, Chicago had 2.67 million inhabitants as of July 2022, although, in April 2020, there were around 3% more people living there. A little over 85,000 inhabitants fled Chicago throughout the two years.
Housing costs are a significant factor in why Americans move from one place to another, in addition to crime and social turmoil after racial riots. Only four major American cities—Detroit, Michigan; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Cleveland, Ohio; and Houston, Texas—have housing prices that are less expensive than rent, according to a new report from the real estate website Redfin.
Research demonstrates that widespread immigration contributes to rising housing costs. Cities like New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago, which all operate as “sanctuary cities” and provide public benefits to illegal immigrants, get a flood of both legal and illegal immigrants every year, which drives up housing prices and rents and helps local landlords.