Claire Cain Miller, writing for the New York Times:
Denver has become one of the most powerful magnets. Its population of the young and educated is up 47 percent since 2000, nearly double the percentage increase in the New York metro area. And 7.5 percent of Denver’s population is in this group, more than the national average of 5.2 percent and more than anywhere but Washington, the Bay Area and Boston.
I visited Denver a few years ago — it was far more young and hip than I expected, and I had a good time.
Speaking more generally, this is a highly unsurprising finding. The old suburban ideal does not really seem to appeal very much to today’s young and educated. And when it does, it’s likely to be inner suburbs — cities like Oakland — than far-flung suburbs with tons of space and restrictions on housing development.
But I would be very curious to understand why different cities experience such different rates of growth in this regard!