Americans' preferred type of places to live in 2001 and 2018

This statistic shows the results of a survey among Americans in 2001 and 2018 on their preference regarding the type of place to live. In 2001, 8 percent of respondents stated they would prefer to live in a big city; in 2018, 12 percent of respondents said the same.

If you could live anywhere you wished, where would you prefer to live?

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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2001 and 2018*

Number of respondents

1,499**

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The original question was posed as follows. "if you could live anywhere you wished, where would you prefer to live -- in a big city, small city, suburb of a big city, suburb of a small city, town, or rural area?"

* October 19-21, 2001
November 13-18, 2018.

** In 2018. The source does not provide the exact number of respondents for 2001.

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