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Cover of the 2021 January–June Migration Trends report

Millions of people moved during the pandemic, driven by the opportunity to work remotely, the desire for more space, and better affordability. 2020 went down in history for a pandemic that changed the world; everything from how we conduct business to how we live our lives.

However, where do people move a year into the pandemic? Are suburbs and small cities gaining even more movers? As companies look beyond the pandemic, many are deciding whether to bring employees back to offices or allow them to work remotely and move away permanently.

In this report, we provide evidence on persistent urban-rural migration flow using the United States Postal Service® change-of-address data. This study also identified the most popular areas for families, individuals, and businesses for the first half of 2021.


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