For steadfast urbanites, cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C. will always and forever be a place to call home. That is, as long as the cost of living there doesn't rise too far out of reach.
Apparently it is, according to of the top 20 cities Americans are leaving en masse.
While the aforementioned hubs didn't claim the top spot — that honor belongs to El Paso, Texas (pictured above) — they do make up a significant chunk of the included locations.
Also included on the list are several rust belt cities, which Bloomberg reports suffered sharp drops in the number of American residents due to a lack of available jobs. These cities include Detroit as well as three cities in nearby Ohio: Dayton, Cleveland and Toledo, where the manufacturing jobs that were once readily available are now scarce.
Take a look at the graphic below for the full list.