Major cities seeing growth as Minnesota population grows

The U.S. Census latest estimates reports that larger cities are gaining residents while rural cities are losing residents.

Posted: Mar. 26, 2018 11:19 PM
Updated: Mar. 27, 2018 8:36 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn.- The state of Minnesota is growing in population size, that’s according to the latest U.S. Census estimates.
However, the census figures shows that the growth is mainly coming from the Twin Cities.
We spoke to a local moving company to see if the figures the census reports are true. Josh Hutchins works at Two Men and a Truck. He tells KIMT News 3 that he believes the latest estimate is true.

“Most of my business is people moving to Rochester or the Twin Cities. It’s great for us because our business is reaping the benefit of a growing city.”

The U.S. Census reports that more people are migrating from rural areas to larger urban and suburban cities.

Kelsey Miller is a nursing student at Winona State University Rochester. She said she moved from Saint Cloud to attend school.
“My friends still live there. There just wasn't the opportunity there that there is here in Rochester. I want to become a nurse...so working at Mayo is better than working at a smaller hospital.”

But, Miller said eventually she wants to move closer home to be with near her family.

“Once I get settled in my career and work at Mayo for a couple of years then I will...If I have a family.”

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