Tag Archives: Millennials

National Links: Selling Omaha

How Boomers get the housing crisis wrong, why a poor sense of direction could be an early sign of dementia and more “old news.”

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National Links: Innovative Bike Projects and Housing Madness

Every day at The Overhead Wire we collect news about cities and send the links to our email list.  At the end of the week we take some of the most popular stories and post them to Greater Greater Washington, a group blog similar to streets.mn that focuses on urban issues in the D.C. region. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]