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The COVID-19 pandemic has created a population shift in the United States. While some people were forced to move due to economic reasons others who worked remotely in big cities took the opportunity to move to smaller towns.

Forecasters believe that many will continue to work from home after the pandemic subsides.

Big cities with high living costs took the biggest hits over the past year. New York City lost the most residents, followed by Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Austin, Phoenix, and Nashville have seen the biggest increase in new residents.

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