Minneapolis-St. Paul is densifying faster than the rest of the nation; #3 among all large metros

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JLL Minneapolis – St. Paul Snapshots:
Minneapolis-St. Paul is densifying faster than the rest of the nation; #3 among all large metros

Change in average neighborhood density, 2010 to 2016

Change in average neighborhood density, 2010 to 2016

  • Since 2010, average neighborhood density rose in only 10 of the nation’s 51 metro areas that have a population of at least one million people. Minneapolis-St. Paul is ranked third in the U.S. for its rate of urbanization.
  • Average density declined in 41, or four-fifths, of the largest metros – indicative of increasing suburban development nationwide.
  • There is a clear pattern in which metro areas are becoming more urban: Dense metros are getting denser, including all of the largest coastal and Midwest cities. Meanwhile, sprawling metro areas are spreading out further. The metros with the greatest declines in density are all located in the Sun Belt.
Source: JLL Research, New York Times’ analysis of U.S. Census and USPS data

Click to download JLL Minneapolis – St. Paul Snapshot: June 5, 2017

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