Top Reasons Why Americans Move
Americans on the Move
With record low numbers in 2011 of Americans moving, 2012 proved to be quite different. Americans are back on the move; however 40% of them are staying within 50 miles of their last residence. Here is a look at current moving trends.
The Moving Rate
The moving rate showed a half percent increase between 2011 and 2012, going from 35.1 million to 36.5 million people moving. Meanwhile, the majority of these numbers were Americans who relocated within the same county. This is due to family reasons and a desire to improve their living situations. The majority of others moved for job related reasons.
Top Reasons Americans Moved
Here is a look at the top reasons why Americans are moving.
1. Family reasons such as a change in marital status
2. Improve housing, apartment, or neighborhood.
3. Job related due to transfer or ease with commuting.
4. Other housing reasons.
5. To establish an autonomous household.
6. Cheaper housing
7. To own rather than rent
8. Retirements or relocation in search of work.
10 Most Common State to State Moves
An average two percent of moves were between states, the highest rate seen in the last five years. Here is a look at the most popular state to state moves made.
1. New York to Florida (59,288)
2. California to Texas (58,992)
3. California to Washington (38,421)
4. Texas to California (37,087)
5. California to Nevada (40,114)
6. California to Arizona (49,635)
7. Florida to Georgia (42,666)
8. New Jersey to New York (41,450)
9. New York to New Jersey (40,815)
10. Georgia to Florida (38,658)
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