Suburbs (Continue to) Dominate Jobs and Job Growth | Newgeography.com
Suburbs, and exurbs remain the most desirable communities. The urban city continues its slow decline.
"Data released by the federal government last week provided additional evidence that the suburbs continue to dominate metropolitan area population growth and that the biggest cities are capturing less of the growth than they did at the beginning of the decade. The new 2015 municipality population estimates from the Census Bureau indicated that virtually all of the 15 fastest growing municipalities with more than 50,000 residents were suburbs, and five were in Texas (See Census Bureau poster, Figure 1). Further, in the major metropolitan areas (more than 1,000,000 population), nearly 75 percent of the population growth was in outside the historical core municipalities (the suburbs as defined by municipal jurisdiction).
But that’s only half of the story. The suburbs and exurbs also continue to dominate employment and employment growth, according to the annual County Business Patterns data. County Business Patterns is a particularly effective measure of genuine job location preferences (both employers and employees), since it largely provides data for private employment."
This will continue, and will likely accelerate.
All that hot foamy blather from the urban planners to the contrary! Reality constantly intrudes on the inane musings of the progressive urban planner, a group which never tires of being wrong, or pursuing the wrong policies.