Downtown Denver. Photo Credit: Kruck20 (iStock).

Downtown Denver. Photo Credit: Kruck20 (iStock).

An analysis of how hometowns have changed among LinkedIn members since the start of the pandemic revealed that Denver, Colorado has been among one of the most popular spots for people to relocate.

In a story originally broken by Bloomberg, it was revealed that Denver has had one of the highest net-positive migration rates when comparing data from April 2020 to that from October 2020. For every LinkedIn user that moved out of the Mile High City during this period, 1.34 people have moved in. This ranks Denver eighth among cities across America on a list topped by Austin where 1.53 people have moved in for every one person that's left.

Other cities that have been big gainers include Phoenix, Nashville, Tampa, Jacksonville, Charlotte, Dallas, Charleston, and Seattle. Among cities losing the most residents were New York City, Boston, Detroit, Hartford, San Francisco (Bay area), Chicago, Cleveland, Norfolk, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh.

It's worth noting that LinkedIn users included in this data set may not be representative of the entire population, rather specifically to those that are active this social media network.

See a full report on this topic here.

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Spencer McKee is OutThere Colorado's Director of Content and Operations. In his spare time, Spencer loves to hike, rock climb, and trail run. He's on a mission to summit all 58 of Colorado's fourteeners and has already climbed more than half.


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