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ONE MORE THING
Nearly 176,000 Residents Left Los Angeles in First Year of Pandemic
Nearly 176,000 residents moved out of Los Angeles during the first full year of the pandemic, from mid-2020 to mid-2021, according to new data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau, ABC7 reports.
L.A. was among several large cities, including New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, to see significant drops in population amid the pandemic as many Americans fled for smaller areas with more affordable housing. L.A. had the second largest decline in residents nationwide.
Though births outnumbered deaths, and there was an uptick in new residents from abroad, it still wasn’t enough to overcome the loss of tens of thousands of people who moved away.
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