But according to a report from the Urban Land Institute, 79% of the American population live in suburbs. That includes 85% of the nation’s children and 75% of Millennials.
Contrary to the stereotypes about “white flight,” suburbs are racially and ethnically diverse, with 76% of the minority population living in suburbs. And suburbs are where most of the nation’s jobs, businesses, and economic vitality can be found.
After the jump, Richard Mize summarizes the report.
Why do you think so many people live in suburbia? A lot of people criticize the suburbs. Can you defend them?