The 10 States Seeing a Massive Millennial Influx

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Millennials in the United States are heading west en masse. Half of the top 10 states they're moving to are in the West, with the state of Washington coming out on top, according to a report by personal finance website SmartAsset.

The top 10 states were determined based on U.S. Census Bureau data from 2016 pertaining to the immigration and emigration of millennials—defined as those between the ages of 20 and 34.

Washington stole the number one spot from Texas, which was the most popular state among millennials in 2017 (the Lone Star State is now in second place). Washington received nearly 40,000 more millennials than it lost, with Seattle proving to be especially popular. The Emerald City received about 7300 more millennials than it lost, making it the top American city millennials are moving to. (It also happens to be one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.)

In addition to Washington, the western states of Colorado, Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona made the list. Western states aren’t the only ones seeing a massive millennial influx, though. Four southern states appeared in the top 10, including Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, and Florida. Claiming the number four spot, Virginia is especially attractive to young newcomers. Three of its cities—Newport News, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach—appear on SmartAsset’s list of the top 10 cities for millennial move-ins.

A map showing the states where millennials are moving

SmartAsset

 A map showing the cities where millennials are moving
SmartAsset

New York City, on the other hand, has lost some of its luster. It took the bottom spot on the list of cities, with more millennials leaving the Big Apple than moving in.

Many cities and states are looking to boost their tax base by enticing millennials to move there. There are about 71 million millennials in the U.S.—and they're expected to outnumber baby boomers in 2019. Vermont, which has an aging population, has even gone so far as offering $10,000 to remote workers who move there starting next year (while not a millennial-specific offer, millennials are known to be work-from-home proponents—one study found that 92 percent of them prefer to work remote at least some of the time).

This Innovative Cutting Board Takes the Mess Out of Meal Prep

There's no way any of these ingredients will end up on the floor.
There's no way any of these ingredients will end up on the floor.
TidyBoard, Kickstarter

Transferring food from the cutting board to the bowl—or scraps to the compost bin—can get a little messy, especially if you’re dealing with something that has a tendency to roll off the board, spill juice everywhere, or both (looking at you, cherry tomatoes).

The TidyBoard, available on Kickstarter, is a cutting board with attached containers that you can sweep your ingredients right into, taking the mess out of meal prep and saving you some counter space in the process. The board itself is 15 inches by 20 inches, and the container that fits in its empty slot is 14 inches long, 5.75 inches wide, and more than 4 inches deep. Two smaller containers fit inside the large one, making it easy to separate your ingredients.

Though the 4-pound board hangs off the edge of your counter, good old-fashioned physics will keep it from tipping off—as long as whatever you’re piling into the containers doesn’t exceed 9 pounds. It also comes with a second set of containers that work as strainers, so you can position the TidyBoard over the edge of your sink and drain excess water or juice from your ingredients as you go.

You can store food in the smaller containers, which have matching lids; and since they’re all made of BPA-free silicone, feel free to pop them in the microwave. (Remove the small stopper on top of the lid first for a built-in steaming hole.)

tidyboard storage containers
They also come in gray, if teal isn't your thing.
TidyBoard

Not only does the bamboo-made TidyBoard repel bacteria, it also won’t dull your knives or let strong odors seep into it. In short, it’s an opportunity to make cutting, cleaning, storing, and eating all easier, neater, and more efficient. Prices start at $79, and it’s expected to ship by October 2020—you can find out more details and order yours on Kickstarter.

This article contains affiliate links to products selected by our editors. Mental Floss may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.

This Innovative Cutting Board Takes the Mess Out of Meal Prep

There's no way any of these ingredients will end up on the floor.
There's no way any of these ingredients will end up on the floor.
TidyBoard, Kickstarter

Transferring food from the cutting board to the bowl—or scraps to the compost bin—can get a little messy, especially if you’re dealing with something that has a tendency to roll off the board, spill juice everywhere, or both (looking at you, cherry tomatoes).

The TidyBoard, available on Kickstarter, is a cutting board with attached containers that you can sweep your ingredients right into, taking the mess out of meal prep and saving you some counter space in the process. The board itself is 15 inches by 20 inches, and the container that fits in its empty slot is 14 inches long, 5.75 inches wide, and more than 4 inches deep. Two smaller containers fit inside the large one, making it easy to separate your ingredients.

Though the 4-pound board hangs off the edge of your counter, good old-fashioned physics will keep it from tipping off—as long as whatever you’re piling into the containers doesn’t exceed 9 pounds. It also comes with a second set of containers that work as strainers, so you can position the TidyBoard over the edge of your sink and drain excess water or juice from your ingredients as you go.

You can store food in the smaller containers, which have matching lids; and since they’re all made of BPA-free silicone, feel free to pop them in the microwave. (Remove the small stopper on top of the lid first for a built-in steaming hole.)

tidyboard storage containers
They also come in gray, if teal isn't your thing.
TidyBoard

Not only does the bamboo-made TidyBoard repel bacteria, it also won’t dull your knives or let strong odors seep into it. In short, it’s an opportunity to make cutting, cleaning, storing, and eating all easier, neater, and more efficient. Prices start at $79, and it’s expected to ship by October 2020—you can find out more details and order yours on Kickstarter.

This article contains affiliate links to products selected by our editors. Mental Floss may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.