Tag Archives | Millennials

Chart of the Day: Migration by Cohort, Metro Area, 2010-2015

I promise this is the only time I will share a chart from the otherwise one-dimensional New Geography website, but here’s an interesting local report about some economic trends in the state, focusing on workforce and the millennial generation. Here’s one of the most interesting bits of data: The key point here is that, in […]

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Chart of the Day: Minneapolis 4-year Population Growth, Young and Educated

For the first chart of 2018, I have something from the erstwhile City Observatory website, and Joe Cortright’s work there outlining demographic and housing trends. This latest is about urban growth within the educated 25-34 demographic. Here’s the chart, with Minneapolis highlighted: [Click here for the full dataset.] Cortright argues that this national trend is […]

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An Open Letter to Saint Paul Business Owners from an Average Millennial

Dear Saint Paul Business Owners, My name is Dan.  I’m 31 years old and I lived in Saint Paul for nearly 8 years.  During that time, I was a patron of many local businesses (I still am actually), as it’s a personal value of mine to support local businesses and give back to my community.  […]

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Map Monday: US Top “Millennial Influx” Metros

Here’s a map of cities that have the highest rates of “Millennial influx” according to Bloomberg: The theme of the article is that Millennials are moving West, and that sometimes they even stop in the Twin Cities and decide it’s far enough. (Warning: Article quotes Richard Florida!) Here’s the main idea: Cities in the West and Southwest […]

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Chart of the Day: Millennial Mode Share in Different Cities (1980 v. Today)

So this chart comes from a recent piece on Citylab attempting to debunk millennial trend pieces using ACS data comparisons from 1980. Here you go: As the author of the piece explains, this is proof that: the notion that Millennials are spurning cars across the board is clearly oversimplified. In many big cities, young people […]

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Charts of the Day: More Millennial Trends

Here are three more charts from the USPIRG millennial transportation report that came out this week (mentioned yesterday)…   There are a whole lot of similar trends in the report, which analyzes how meaningful the low-car trend might be, and looks at some of the likely causes of the millennial shift away from driving. The […]

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Chart of the Day: Millennial Mode Share

Even though I think streets.mn might want to add a ban on the word ‘millennial’ into its stylesheet, this week an interesting report came out from USPIRG about transportation habits of the generation that is just slightly younger than me (i.e. “millennials”) called “Millennials in Motion.” It comes complete with a bunch of interesting charts like […]

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Investing in Transit “Because Millennials” is a Bad Idea

I’m guilty of using this point when I want to win an argument. Millennials want options, especially in transportation. If cities want to attract new talent, younger residents and diverse citizens, you need to invest in transit. Right? Well… It’s not that cut and dry. The idea of investing in transit “because Millennials” is just plain […]

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