Metro Areas

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The Search for Affordable Housing Is Pushing the Middle Class to the Exurbs

Mapping where homes are out of reach for the median family.

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America's Biggest Metros Are Growing Much Faster Than Other Cities

The population of cities with more than a million people jumped 3.2 percent, much better than the 2.4 percent for the U.S. overall.

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America's Most Unequal Metros

Overall, the most imbalanced U.S. metros tend to have worse housing affordability and slower job growth.

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America's Most Productive Metros

New numbers show the power of energy and knowledge economies.

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America's Best Performing Cities

Ideas, talent, skills, and density remain key contributors to the growth of America's metros.

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Renting the American Dream

A new study finds a major shift in attitudes about renting and home ownership.

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What Is It Exactly That Makes Big Cities Vote Democratic?

Not all urban areas are bastions of blue. Population, density and education all play a role.

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Top 10 Small U.S. Cities Growing Faster Than Their Suburbs

The rise in core city populations isn't only happening in large metros.

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These Are the Cities That Can Show Us How to Create Jobs

America's most competitive large metros for job growth.

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Sustainable Transportation Simply May Require a Top-Down Approach

Mandated planning improves metro area transit patterns, but maybe not enough.