Sunday, June 8, 2003

Gen X Winners and Losers


75 largest U.S. counties

Hamilton County ranks 10th among the nation's 75 largest metro counties in the percentage of young adults lost during the 1990s. City names are used for familiarity's sake; counties on which the numbers are based are in parentheses.

Gen Xers are defined here as people born between 1966 and 1975. The time period is 1990-2000.

Metro area Gen Xer change Overall change
1 Orange County, Calif. -62.2% 18.1%
2 Buffalo, N.Y. (Erie) -14.6% -1.9%
3 Baltimore ** -13.7% -11.5%
4 New Orleans (Orleans) -10.8% -2.5%
5 Rochester, N.Y. (Monroe) -9.3% 3.0%
6 Philadelphia (Philadelphia) -7.6% -4.3%
7 El Paso, Texas (El Paso) -7.4% 14.9%
8 Pittsburgh (Allegheny) -7.4% -4.1%
9 Providence, R.I. (Providence) -7.1% 4.2%
10 Cincinnati (Hamilton) -5.8% -2.4%
11 Hartford, Conn (Hartford) -5.3% 0.6%
12 Detroit (Wayne) -3.0% -2.4%
13 New Haven, Conn. (New Haven) -1.7% 2.5%
14 Honolulu (Honolulu) 0.2% 4.8%
15 St. Louis (St. Louis) 0.5% 2.3%
16 Washington, D.C. 0.8% -5.7%
17 Milwaukee (Milwaukee) 1.0% -2.0%
18 Newark, N.J. (Essex) 2.1% 2.0%
19 Cleveland (Cuyahoga) 2.2% -1.3%
20 Birmingham, Ala. (Jefferson) 2.4% 1.6%
21 Ventura, Calif. (Ventura) 3.9% 12.6%
22 San Diego (San Diego) 4.3% 12.6%
23 Memphis, Tenn. (Shelby) 4.9% 8.6%
24 Fresno, Calif. (Fresno) 6.7% 19.8%
25 Stockton, Calif. (Stockton) 6.8% 17.3%
26 Louisville, Ky. (Jefferson) 8.0% 4.3%
27 Bridgeport, Conn. (Fairfield) 8.0% 6.6%
28 San Antonio, Texas (Bexar) 9.2% 17.5%
29 Los Angeles (Los Angeles) 9.4% 7.4%
30 Tucson, Ariz. (Pima) 9.4% 26.5%
31 Boston (Suffolk) 9.5% 3.9%
32 Columbus, Ohio (Franklin) 11.6% 11.2%
33 Oklahoma City (Oklahoma) 12.5% 10.1%
34 Kansas City, Mo. (Jackson) 13.2% 3.4%
35 San Bernardino, Calif. (San Bernardino) 13.4% 20.5%
36 Tacoma, Wash. (Pierce) 14.0% 19.6%
37 Albuquerque, N.M. (Bernalillo) 15.2% 15.8%
38 Grand Rapids, Mich. (Kent) 15.6% 14.7%
39 Chicago (Cook) 16.5% 5.3%
40 Tulsa, Okla. (Tulsa) 17.6% 11.9%
41 Jacksonville, Fla. (Duval) 18.9% 15.7%
42 Bakersfield, Calif. (Kern) 19.4% 21.7%
43 McAllen, Texas (Hidalgo) 21.1% 48.5%
44 St. Petersburg, Fla. (Pinellas) 22.3% 8.2%
45 Dayton, Ohio (Montgomery) 22.3% -2.6%
46 Martinez, Calif. (Contra Costa) 23.3% 18.1%
47 Sacramento, Calif. (Sacramento) 23.4% 17.5%
48 Indianapolis (Marion) 24.1% 7.9%
49 Tampa, Fla. (Hillsborough) 24.7% 19.8%
50 Miami (Miami-Dade) 24.9% 16.3%
51 Riverside, Calif. (Riverside) 27.2% 32.0%
52 Oakland, Calif. (Alameda) 28.4% 12.9%
53 Nashville, Tenn. (Davidson) 29.2% 11.6%
54 Minneapolis (Hennepin) 29.5% 8.1%
55 New York City *** 30.6% 9.4%
56 Salt Lake City (Salt Lake) 30.4% 23.8%
57 Fairfax, Va. (Fairfax) 32.2% 18.5%
58 San Jose, Calif. (Santa Clara) 32.6% 12.4%
59 Houston (Harris) 33.3% 20.7%
60 Fort Worth, Texas (Tarrant) 34.0% 23.6%
61 San Mateo, Calif. (San Mateo) 34.6% 8.9%
62 Dallas (Dallas) 43.5% 19.8%
63 Austin, Texas (Travis) 45.5% 40.9%
64 Seattle (King) 46.3% 15.2%
65 West Palm Beach, Fla. (Palm Beach) 47.5% 31.0%
66 Atlanta (Fulton) 47.5% 25.7%
67 Portland, Ore. (Multnomah) 48.7% 13.1%
68 Phoenix, Ariz. (Maricopa) 57.8% 44.8%
69 Raleigh, N.C. (Wake) 61.9% 48.3%
70 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Broward) 62.4% 29.3%
71 Charlotte, N.C. (Mecklenburg) 68.7% 36.0%
72 Denver (Denver) 89.7% 18.6%
73 San Francisco (San Francisco) 91.0% 7.3%
74 Las Vegas (Clark) 118.8% 85.5%
75 Orlando, Fla. (Orange) 322.8% 32.3%
** Combined New York, Kings, Queens, Bronx and Richmond counties.




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