Special Report

How Many Americans Moved the Year You Were Born

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1947-1948
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 20.2% of pop. — 9th most in 66 years (28,672,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 13.6% of pop. (19,202,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.3% of pop. (4,638,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 3.1% of pop. (4,370,000 total)

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1948-1949
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 19.2% of pop. — 20th most in 66 years (27,603,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 13.0% of pop. (18,792,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 2.8% of pop. (3,992,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 3.0% of pop. (4,344,000 total)

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1949-1950
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 19.1% of pop. — 21st most in 66 years (28,015,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 13.1% of pop. (19,276,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.0% of pop. (4,360,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 2.6% of pop. (3,889,000 total)

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1950-1951
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 21.2% of pop. — most in 66 years (31,464,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 13.9% of pop. (20,694,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.6% of pop. (5,276,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 3.5% of pop. (5,188,000 total)

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1951-1952
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 20.3% of pop. — 7th most in 66 years (30,478,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 13.2% of pop. (19,874,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.2% of pop. (4,854,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 3.4% of pop. (5,112,000 total)

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1952-1953
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 20.6% of pop. — 4th most in 66 years (31,526,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 13.5% of pop. (20,638,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.0% of pop. (4,626,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 3.6% of pop. (5,522,000 total)

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1953-1954
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 19.3% of pop. — 19th most in 66 years (30,025,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 12.2% of pop. (19,046,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.2% of pop. (4,947,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 3.2% of pop. (5,034,000 total)

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1954-1955
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 20.4% of pop. — 6th most in 66 years (32,419,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 13.3% of pop. (21,086,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.5% of pop. (5,511,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 3.1% of pop. (4,895,000 total)

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1955-1956
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 21.1% of pop. — 2nd most in 66 years (34,040,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 13.7% of pop. (22,186,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.6% of pop. (5,859,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 3.1% of pop. (5,053,000 total)

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1956-1957
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 19.9% of pop. — 13th most in 66 years (32,723,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 13.1% of pop. (21,566,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.2% of pop. (5,192,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 3.1% of pop. (5,076,000 total)

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