Baby Boom And Baby Bust Cities

 

America’s Baby Boom And Baby Bust Cities | Newgeography.com.

Alarm bells are beginning to ring in policy circles over the decline of the U.S. birth rate to a record low.

But the decline is not across the board – some areas are experiencing growth.  In fact, the Austin metro area is 2nd in the nation – up 38% in under 15 year olds in the past 10 years.

So where is the Baby Bust?

Buffalo’s youth population declined 16%, Detroit’s, 15%; and Cleveland’s 14%.

But its not just declining Rust Belt cities.  Los Angeles and San Francisco have empty classrooms, too.

New York has lost about as many children as Dallas-Ft. Worth has gained — a difference of a half million. The gap between increasingly childless Los Angeles and Houston is even wider, and approaches 600,000.

What does this matter?

knowing where new families and households are forming should be of critical interest not only to demographers, but to investors, businesses and, over time, even politicians.

Welcome to the future.

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