Number of Americans moving homes hits lowest level in 73 years

Dec 16, 2020
Migration patterns could change in a work-from-home world brought on by the pandemic.
A pedestrian walks by a building advertising an apartment for rent on Sept. 1, 2020, in San Francisco, California.
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The pandemic is affecting why and where we move

Oct 16, 2020
A new Marketplace-Edison Research Poll found the flexibility to work anywhere as a factor.
"Fourteen percent of those that move with us are saying one of the primary reasons was due to COVID,” said Tricia Schuler, marketing director for United Van Lines' parent company UniGroup. Above, a moving crew loads a truck in Manhattan in March.
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How COVID-19 has changed where Americans live

Jul 7, 2020
Almost a quarter of adults have either moved because of the pandemic or know someone who has.
The biggest share of the movers was young people ages 18 to 29.
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People still leaving California for Texas despite COVID-19 surge

Jun 26, 2020
The reasons for relocation include the lower cost of living, bigger houses for less money and more conservative politics.
Demonstrators call for the reopening of Texas at the state Capitol in April. Politics is one reason some Californians relocate to Texas.
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Why are Americans moving less and less?

Nov 22, 2019
Census numbers show lowest the mobility rate on record.
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The best way to find a job might be to move

Aug 4, 2017
A Washington Post writer explains why job seekers are staying rooted in their communities.

College grads are moving out-of-state for work

Mar 31, 2016
Not even expensive housing can stop the flow of newly-minted graduates.
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