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The pandemic has convinced some New Yorkers that it’s time to finally give up on city living.

Coronavirus may prompt migration out of American cities (Axios)

Nearly one-third of Americans are considering moving to a less densely populated area because of the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to a Harris Poll survey released Thursday.

America’s Biggest Cities Were Already Losing Their Allure. What Happens Next? (The New York Times)

The urge among some residents to leave because of the coronavirus may be temporary. But it follows a deeper, more powerful demographic trend.

Why rural Americans are having a hard time working from home (CNN)

More than 18 million Americans – about 5.6 percent of the US population – lack access to high-speed internet, according to the Federal Communications Commission. (Many technology experts dispute the agency’s figures – the company BroadbandNow says the real number is more than double that.)

Is rural Iowa positioned for a post-pandemic renaissance with fed-up coastal residents? (The Des Moines Register)

“There is no better time in history to attract high-tech knowledge workers to Iowa than now, but it won’t happen without action.”

An opinion piece written for The Des Moines Register by Julie Gammack, Iowa View contributor

As many start to realize that the COVID-19 pandemic will likely last for years, not months, some are beginning to rethink city living altogether.

The decline in U.S. rural population, which began in 2010, has reversed for the first time this decade.

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