Special Report

How Many Americans Moved the Year You Were Born

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1967-1968
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 19.5% of pop. — 18th most in 66 years (37,886,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 11.8% of pop. (22,960,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.4% of pop. (6,607,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 3.6% of pop. (7,035,000 total)

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1968-1969
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 19.0% of pop. — 23rd most in 66 years (37,332,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 11.7% of pop. (22,993,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.2% of pop. (6,316,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 3.4% of pop. (6,625,000 total)

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1969-1970
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 19.1% of pop. — 21st most in 66 years (38,095,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 11.7% of pop. (23,225,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.1% of pop. (6,250,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 3.6% of pop. (7,066,000 total)

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1970-1971
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 18.7% of pop. — 25th most in 66 years (37,705,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 11.4% of pop. (23,018,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.1% of pop. (6,197,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 3.4% of pop. (6,946,000 total)

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1975-1976
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 17.7% of pop. — 31st most in 66 years (36,793,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 10.8% of pop. (22,399,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.4% of pop. (7,106,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 3.0% of pop. (6,140,000 total)

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1980-1981
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 17.2% of pop. — 34th most in 66 years (38,200,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 10.4% of pop. (23,097,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.4% of pop. (7,614,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 2.8% of pop. (6,175,000 total)

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1981-1982
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 17.0% of pop. — 35th most in 66 years (38,127,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 10.3% of pop. (23,081,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.3% of pop. (7,330,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 3.0% of pop. (6,628,000 total)

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1982-1983
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 16.6% of pop. — 39th most in 66 years (37,408,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 10.1% of pop. (22,858,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.3% of pop. (7,403,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 2.7% of pop. (6,169,000 total)

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1983-1984
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 17.3% of pop. — 32nd most in 66 years (39,379,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 10.4% of pop. (23,659,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.6% of pop. (8,198,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 2.8% of pop. (6,444,000 total)

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1984-1985
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 20.2% of pop. — 9th most in 66 years (46,470,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 13.1% of pop. (30,126,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.5% of pop. (7,995,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 3.0% of pop. (6,921,000 total)

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