Living in a metro areaAreas with such large and growing populations naturally attract a lot of business and chances for employment through a variety of industries. This in turn leads to a growth in population as more people will flock to the areas that may pay the most. However, no city or metropolitan area can provide all of its inhabitants with a steady source of income. In fact, many metropolitan areas in the United States are plagued with high rates of unemployment.
Another negative of living in a metropolitan area is the exposure to a higher rate of crime. With such high populations, and large amounts of unemployed people, many feel forced to turn to crime to supplement their income in these places. Crimes like robbery can be seen frequently in some of the largest metro areas of the United States. However, many of the crimes that populate metro areas are more violent in nature. The Anchorage, Alaska metropolitan statistical area for example, has one of the highest rates of violent crime in the United States.