PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland already has a reputation for attracting trendy young hipsters and a new study shows more millenials are moving here than any other large city.
According to a study done by the life insurance company, Haven Life, Portland is the number 1 city people born between 1981 and 1996 are moving to.
The life insurance company said members of this generation are more “unattached” so they are less likely to stay in one community and more likely to job hop than older generations.
Haven Life said millennials live in expensive cities with high wages, home prices and cost of living.
The study says despite the high cost of living, millenials are emoving to cities where there is already a high proportion of millenials.
The ranking is based on the percentage change in the population of millenials from 2012 to 2017, using data from the Census Bureau.
Portland’s change in millenial population is 22.8%
The top 5 cities Millenials are moving to are: Portland, Seattle, Denver, San Francisco and Austin.