WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
AMERICANS IN MOTION
Profile America — Thursday, May 12th. 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. Profile America is beginning its 20th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Season moving and designation/accessed 3/29/2016:
Americans moving/table 1:
National population: http://www.census.gov/search-results.html?q=u.s.+population&page=1&stateGeo=none&searchtype=web&cssp=Typeahead
Reasons for moving/table 17:
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau