WASHINGTON, May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
AMERICANS IN MOTION
Profile America — Friday, 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. Last year, more than 35 million Americans moved, over 11 percent of the population. Some 21.6 million, moved within the same county. Another 7.5 million stayed in-state, but crossed into another county. Almost 1.3 million Americans moved abroad. Very nearly half of all those who moved were either between 30 and 44 years old, or under age 16. Understandably, the greatest reason for moving is the wish for a new or better home or apartment. Nearly 12 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 21st year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Season moving and designation/accessed 3/7/2017:
Americans moving 2015-2016:
Reasons for moving:
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by 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