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Exploring The Reasons People Move
Easier Commutes and Cheaper Housing are Increasing as Main Reasons for Moving People move for a variety of reasons, for some it’s a chance to get a better place to live, for some it is to be closer to family or to a job or several different factors. The Census Bureau recently issued a report, Reasons for Moving: 2012 to 2013, which offers a look at 19 core reasons why people changed residence during the previous year. The survey compares reasons for moving in 1999 with now and found some interesting changes. In 1999, 3% moved to be closer to work or for an easier commute, that number rose to 5.4% in 2013.In 1999, 6% wanted cheaper housing, while in 2013 8.3% expressed the same reason. However in 1999, 21% of people moved because they wanted a better home but in 2013, only 14.8% made the same decision.
The survey also found that men were more likely than women to move for job-related reasons and better-educated people were more likely to move for this reason than those with lower levels of education. Married people were least likely to move for family-related reasons. Moves within the same county were often housing related while moves outside ... more
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