Sandy Springs among top 10 cities millennials are moving to

Another Georgia city ranked No. 11 in SmartAsset analysis

Millennials are on the move, and apparently quite a few of them are headed to Sandy Springs.

One in four millennials moved to a new city last year, and SmartAsset wanted to know where they’re ending up.

For its analysis, the financial website gathered data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s one-year American Community Survey for 2022. The study included 268 cities with 100,000 or more people age 1 or older, and had available data.

Millennials were defined as those age 25–44, even though the generation’s age range in 2022 would be 26–41 (they were born 1981–1996).

SmartAsset then calculated the percentage of the total population represented by millennials who moved to the city last year and ranked them from highest to lowest.

Two Georgia cities — Sandy Springs and Savannah — ranked high in the study.

Sandy Springs finished at No. 10, with 10.49% of its total population made up of millennials who moved there in 2022. That equates to 11,210 new residents in the study’s age range. A high rate of these transplants were from out of state, the analysis found.

Overall, nearly a third of Sandy Springs’ residents, 32.05%, are millennials. The city also had the highest median age in the top 10 at 39.5 years old.

Just behind Sandy Springs was Savannah, which was ranked No. 11. America’s First Planned City welcomed 15,303 millennial transplants, which was 10.45% of its population. The city’s total population is 31.72% millennial.

What city is attracting the most millennials? That would be Cambridge, Massachusetts. Santa Clara, California; Seattle; Sunnyvale, California; and Denver round out the top five, in that order.

You can read the full analysis here.

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