The Young and Restless in a Knowledge Economy (2011)

Talented young adults are flocking to city centers in rising numbers. In an update to “The Young and the Restless,” a 2005 report on the residential patterns of college educated 25-34 year-olds, CEOs for Cities released information, using 2005-2009 American Community Survey data, on the migration of talented young adults to cities.

According to the report, since 2000, the number of college-educated 25 to 34 year-olds has increased twice as fast in the close-in neighborhoods of the nation’s large cities as in the remainder of these metropolitan areas. In the aggregate, in the nation’s largest metro areas, the number of young adults with a four- year degree living in close-in neighborhoods increased 26 percent since 2000. Outside these close-in neighborhoods, the number of young adults with a four-year degree increased only half as fast, about 13 percent.

The trend to close-in living is apparent in almost every metropolitan area. The throngs of young, college-educated adults in close-in neighborhoods will help American cities to succeed in a knowledge- based economy.

The Young and Restles in a Knowledge Economy

The Young and Restles in a Knowledge Economy

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The Young and the Restless 2011 Update Release

The Young and the Restless 2011 Update Release

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The Young and the Restless 2011 Update Report

The Young and the Restless 2011 Update Report

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