Forbes: Philly 1 of America’s 10 Comeback Cities. Close to 40 million Americans move from one home to another each year, and Philly itself is doing pretty well in terms of keeping and attracting new residents, according to Forbes. Forbes selected its top 10 cities by “using IRS data to locate counties that were losing net migrants in 2005 and that either gained them in 2010 or stemmed their losses dramatically. Migration figures refer to the net members of taxpaying households that moved into and out of these counties in the years ending in April.” In other words, people are moving back to the city.
“Like Boston, Philadelphia continues to lose migrants, but saw many more in-migrants and many few out-migrants in 2010 than in 2005.”
As for the official numbers, Philadelphia showed a net loss of 13,481 people in 2005, a number that dropped to only 5,675 in 2010.
Other cities making a comeback include New Orleans, Denver, Pittsburgh, Boston, Washington, D.C., El Paso, Tex., Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Arlington, Va.
[Forbes, h/t The20’s @dpbell and @richnegrin]