Profile America: National Moving Month

Thursday, May 12 — May is National Moving Month, beginning the busiest moving season of the year. More than half of all residential moves take place from May through August. In 2015, more than 36 million Americans moved, about 11 percent of the population. Nearly two-thirds of movers, some 23 million, moved within the same county. Another 6.6 million stayed in-state, but crossed into another county. Almost 1.7 million Americans moved abroad. Very nearly half of all those who moved were either between 30 and 44 years old, or under 16. Understandably, the greatest reason for moving is the wish for a new or better home or apartment. Over 10 percent of movers are doing so to establish their own household, while the least reported motivation is seeking a change of climate.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau.

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