Profile America -- Tuesday, May 28th. May kicks off the busiest moving season of the year. It's a time when moving vans and rental trucks show up in driveways and parking lots all across the country. Each year, 1-in-8 of us changes our address -- a rate that is up slightly as of last year. Nearly two thirds of all moves are within the same county, and slightly less than 5 percent to another state. Men and women in their 20s are more apt to move, searching for a better place to live, and in response to marriage, childbirth, and changing jobs. Renters are more likely to move than homeowners, and the rate of moving is lowest for those 65 and older. You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the new "America's Economy" mobile application at <www.census.gov/mobile>.
Sources: Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 30, 31
U.S. Census Bureau, News Release, CB12-240