Moving Stats

U.S. Census Bureau

If you came on down here for a read, we hope we aren't diappointing. Presented here are statistics about moving, not stats that will move you to tears! And now, for the numbers (some of which really suprised us):

  • About 1 in 6 Americans move each year.
  • The average American moves 11.7 times in a lifetime. (Wow! This is much higher than we expected.)
  • ...But by age 44, only 3.1 more moves will be made in the average lifetime.
  • One in three people living in renter-occupied housing units in March 1993 had moved in the previous year (32.9 percent). In contrast, fewer than 1 in 10 persons in owner-occupied housing units had moved in the same period (9.1 percent).

Now, this info is from way back in the early 1990's (and perhaps the most surprising thing of all is for us to realize that that's almost twenty-year-old data). But we surmise things haven't changed too much since then - do you think? Read more at the U.S. Census Bureau.

Where do you fit in? Tell us your stats in the comments below!

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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