Questionable Claim on Boomers Moving to the City (in the WSJ)

Between 2000 and 2010, there was a loss of 66,000 residents, of all ages, within a 5 mile radius of the cores of the 51 largest cities (metropolitan areas) in the nation. It could therefore not be that “more than a million baby boomers moved to within 5 miles of the downtown of the 50 largest cities between 2000 and 2010” (unless, of course virtually the same number moved out). For a summary of the trend as reported in US Census data, see “Flocking Elsewhere: The Downtown Growth Story,” at


Wendell Cox



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