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This Michigan Town is Attracting Gen Z

One Michigan town is attracting the youngest adults in America, meaning those in Generation Z. Really, Gen Z is all the talk right now, which is interesting, because for at least a decade, it seemed everyone was buzzing about the Millennials. Technically, those in Gen Z are born from the mid-to-late 1990s to the early 2010s. They tend to be the children of older Millennials or Generation X. So, which Michigan town is attracting Gen Z? The new study is from Thisoldhouse.com. In it, they talk about moving trends among Americans. Roughly 8.2 million people moved states in 2022, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That's about 4% higher than in 2021. It appears moving to different states is becoming a trend, too, when you look at the last decade of data. "Interestingly, the cities Americans are moving to and from vary greatly between generations," they state. "For example, while Seattle was a top choice for millennials, it wasn't even in the top 10 cities where Generation Zers moved in 2022." Before we get to Michigan, let's look at the city in America that's attracting the most Gen Z residents. It's Washington, D.C. Another interesting trend is that Gen Z is moving more to big cities, while other generations are moving out of big cities. "Gen Z flocked to D.C. and Chicago in droves, while thousands of millennials, Generation X, and baby boomers chose to leave those cities in 2022," the article states. "Millennials are on the move because they're in favor of more midsize, tech-hub cities." The Michigan town that's attracting Gen Z is Ann Arbor. It's No. 16 on the list of cities that are bringing in the most people from that generation. In 2002, the net migration there was 4,722. It was 2,108 in 2021. So, if your new neighbor looks extra young, now you know why. Find the full study here. What do you think? Reach out to me here. [select-listicle listicle_id="248281" syndication_name="how-to-tell-if-youre-in-the-xennial-generation" description="no"]

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