The most recent census data indicate that 26% of Cape Cod residents aged 25 to 44 left the area between 2000 and 2010. Young people cited the high cost of living and a lack of both job and social opportunities as the primary motivators, according to a 2014 study by the Cape Cod Young Professionals.

Justin Bull asked shoppers of all ages in Falmouth, Massachusetts what they might say to a young person leaving Cape Cod for better opportunities.