Study: Residents left big metros during pandemic for family

  • Homes in suburban Salt Lake City, Utah, are seen on April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

  • People walk on the street April 26 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

  • Homes in suburban Salt Lake City are seen on April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Cece Linder was living in a 770-square-foot apartment outside Washington, D.C., last spring when the area went into lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.