Net migration change and components of change, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, 2019–22

Vertical bar chart showing net migration change and components of change in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas between 2019 and 2022.

After a decade of population loss, rural U.S. population is growing again, spurred by the increase in remote work that followed the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Rural net migration rates rose to 0.47 percent in 2020–21.

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