Fun Facts About Moving

Most Common State-to-State Moves

New York-Florida- 59,288
California-Texas 58,992
California-Arizona- 49,635
Florida-Georgia 42,666
New Jersey- New York- 41,450
New York- New Jersey- 40,815
California- Nevada- 40,114
Georgia-Florida- 38,658
California- Washington- 38,421
Texas-California- 37,087

Average Cost of Shipping Household Goods:$ 12,459

43 Million Americans Move Each Year. Here’s why

Reason Percentage of people who moved for that reason
Better/new home/apt 14.5
Family reason 11.5
Housing reason 9.7
To establish own household 9.5
New job/transfer 8.7
To own home, not rent 5.5
Change in marital status 5.4
Closer to work 5.05
Better neighborhood 5.04
Other 4.8
Look for work 2.7
To attend or leave college 2.6
Health reason 1.6
Job-related 1
Change of climate .5
Retired .4
Natural disaster .36

References:

http://www.mymovingreviews.com/move/moving-statistics

http://www.worldwideerc.org/resources/research/pages/facts-and-statistics.aspx

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/mobility_of_the_population/cb12-240.html