Several years back (15 yrs or more) I read the findings of
a report that showed a HUGE portion of the population
is moving out of the cities to the country (not the suburbs).
This movement exceeds the percentage of the population
that moved during the California gold rush. This trend
has continued to this day.
The reason people are moving can be seen when you study
the famous “red and blue map” on the way people vote.
The conservatives are moving to the country because of
several factors concerning their moral values.
Below is a list of the most dangerous and the safest
cities based on FBI crime reports. New Orleans was not
included this year because its police department did not
report figures. BTW, after tens of thousands fled from
New Orleans (LA) to Houston (TX) to escape the hurricane…
Houston’s murder and crime rates went through the roof.
I live in east Texas between Houston and Dallas… and
Realtors report that house sales have not slowed in the
same way as other parts of the country. Baby Boomers
are seeking safety for their Retirements.
The migration from public schools to private and home
schooling also reflects this trend. This transition is not
slowing down and will be interesting to watch as it grows.