At the start of the pandemic, the familiar hustle and bustle of cities across the nation quieted. Los Angeles’ infamous traffic dwindled and New York’s crowded subway stations emptied. In the months since, some residents and workers have returned, but not all. These charts illustrate some of the changes brought on by Covid-19, and how the life of our cities is evolving. Overall, out-migration from urban areas accelerated last year, with swaths of people moving to suburbs and smaller towns. A POLITICO analysis of Census data for metropolitan a . . . read the full article here.