Thursday, April 15, 2004

U.S. Census reports we're moving less!

The U.S. Census reports that Americans are moving at the slowest rate in 50 years. The report is here.

The report also stated "In 2003, however, 19 percent of all moves were to a different state, up from 16 percent in 1994."

Why did people move? The report says "Among people who changed residence between 2002 and 2003, most (51 percent) moved for housing-related reasons, then family reasons (26 percent) and work-related reasons (16 percent)."

The statistics by region are: "Between 2002 and 2003, the Midwest and the Northeast experienced net losses of about 100,000 people in domestic migration, while both the South and the West showed net gains (125,000 and 74,000, respectively). "

Interesting statistics indeed!

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