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Old 04-20-2014, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I saw some data on the U.S. Census Bureau regarding the patterns of Americans' moving habits and was shocked to see how little Americans move, in general. It seems like the vast majority of Americans live in no more than one or two states throughout their entire life, and if they do move out of state, it's typically a neighboring state. Most moves are within the same county or an adjacent county.
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:49 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Well you just answered your question
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Krakow, Poland
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To run away from the diversity ?
This is not a offensive comment but the suburbs of a city are always whiter than the core of the city
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:56 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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To run away from the diversity ?
This is not a offensive comment but the suburbs of a city are always whiter than the core of the city
Yup and people also move to the suburbs because of safety, better education, lower cost of living and big houses.
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:56 AM
 
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Where's the data? All I see for the US is:

Residence 1 year ago
Same house: 85%
Different house in the U.S.: 14.4%
- Same county: 9%
- Different county: 5.4%
-- Same state: 3.2%
-- Different state: 2.3%
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:11 PM
 
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Well obviously not all Americans are like that as my parents and myself have lived in more than 2 states on both sides of the country as well living overseas in different countries.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I definitely don't fit the data you have. I have lived all over this country and several countries overseas. Much of it was not because I planned or arranged to do so, it was just the road life had me travel. I don't regret it either. I have never really followed the crowd on all aspects of life in America. So if most Americans stay put thru their lifetime, I definitely was not one of them.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:21 PM
 
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I think for the average person you move dwellings multiple times while you're in college, but at least looking at everyone I know, once you're out of college for 3-4 years you will only be moving once evey 3-6 years on average - and not even out of state. I would think the #1 age for out of state moves is 22 and 23, when you graduate and spread your wings.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Americans still move around more than anyone else in the world

I've lived in 3 states. I'm 30, and in theory, am staying put for the rest of my life (just bought a house here in CO). I left my home metro when I was 20, as I was dying to get out (Riverside-San Bernardino).

I know that once we become retired/semi-retired, we are going to wander around the country a bit.

I would think at least half of all Americans stay put the majority of their lives. My brother has no intention or desire to ever leave home, and virtually none of my father's side of the family has left Southern CA, aside from me and 2 of my sisters (who didn't grow up there anyway). Almost everybody in my mother's family migrated in waves from Southern CA to Western WA.

Some people just don't know any better, and/or are content where they are. "Bloom where you are planted" they say, but what if you want to be planted somewhere else?
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:07 AM
 
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Here's an interesting perspective..

Homegrown, Native Population Totals for U.S. States, Cities
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