More than 7 in 10 youngsters from Metro Richmond remain in region as young adults

By Citizen Staff | on August 13, 2022 About 72% of young people in the Metro Richmond region remained in the area a decade later as young adults, a...

August 15, 2022
2:58 AM

By Citizen Staff | on August 13, 2022 About 72% of young people in the Metro Richmond region remained in the area a decade later as young adults, according to a U.S. Census Bureau analysis released recently. The data tracked census, survey and tax data for people born between 1984 and 1992, analyzing their locations at ages 16 and 26. A slightly smaller percentage of all young adults in the Metro Richmond region (67%) grew up here, according to the study. The findings showed that an average young adult who had grown up in the Richmond region moved about 150 miles away (32 miles below the national average).

Citizen Staff