Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox have an analysis in Forbes of new Census data about where Americans are living. They look at metro regions not only central cities. Las Vegas and Raleigh, N.C. were two of the fastest growing regions this decade due in part to job growth. Several regions in Texas are growing and are attracting people from California. Housing prices help to explain the migration of people from the northeast (Boston and New York) to Raleigh.
And Washington D.C. has “defied all market logic” as a relatively expensive area with growth. The authors suggest this is due to the “ever-expanding scope of federal government and its…growing legions of parasitic private corporations.”
For more on why other areas have lost population check out the article.