Reasons Why Americans Are Packing Their Bags and Leaving These 19 Popular US Cities

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More and more large, established cities in the United States that have had steady populations for years, are now facing an unprecedented amount of residents packing their bags and moving elsewhere. But what are the reasons behind the thousands of residents deciding to move house?

The biggest reasons for leaving are due to the struggling economy, unsatisfactory employment opportunities, and lack of safety in the cities. Individual people and families are seeking a better quality of life elsewhere. Since the public is generally not aware of the problems these major cities are facing, many of the 19 cities listed are not ones you would expect.