Perhaps the biggest myth is that Americans are moving to cities in droves. Yes, Americans have been departing sparsely populated rural areas for metropolitan areas, which contain urban “cores” surrounded by suburbs. But that’s not the same thing as moving to cities. While there is definitely a cultural shift among young people toward urban lifestyles—since many are putting off marriage and kids—most young people simply aren’t moving at all.

via The End of the Suburbs and Four Other American Migration Myths – Real Time Economics – WSJ.