How Often Do People Move?


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The average American relocates once every five years, according to MyMovingReviews.com. Every year, tens of millions of U.S. residents move from their place of birth or current residence to another city, state or country.

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The total population of individuals over the age of 1 is 307,243,000, according to 2013 data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Out of that total, 35,918,000 (11.69 percent of the population) moved between 2012 and 2013. Some reasons why people choose to relocate relate to jobs, home size, marital status, retirement, neighborhood, health, to follow their dreams or just that they want to try something new.

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