Americans are leaving big metro areas like New York City in exchange for smaller cities Like El Paso to settle down according to a new study.

The State of U.S. Population Movement Report, which analyzes how the population of the U.S. has changed between Q1 2020 and Q1 2023 was recently released. Focusing on the top 10 counties that gained and lost the most in terms of population and explaining the trends seen across the 10 most populous states, the report found that consumers overwhelmingly moved to smaller markets with a lower average cost of housing.