Special Report

How Many Americans Moved the Year You Were Born

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1985-1986
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 18.6% of pop. — 26th most in 66 years (43,237,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 11.3% of pop. (26,401,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.7% of pop. (8,665,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 3.0% of pop. (6,971,000 total)

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1986-1987
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 18.6% of pop. — 26th most in 66 years (43,693,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 11.6% of pop. (27,196,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.7% of pop. (8,762,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 2.8% of pop. (6,593,000 total)

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1987-1988
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 17.8% of pop. — 29th most in 66 years (42,174,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 11.0% of pop. (26,201,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.3% of pop. (7,727,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 3.0% of pop. (7,046,000 total)

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1988-1989
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 17.8% of pop. — 29th most in 66 years (42,620,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 10.9% of pop. (26,123,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.3% of pop. (7,949,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 3.0% of pop. (7,081,000 total)

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1989-1990
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 17.9% of pop. — 28th most in 66 years (43,381,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 10.6% of pop. (25,726,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.3% of pop. (8,061,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 3.3% of pop. (8,033,000 total)

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1990-1991
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 17.0% of pop. — 35th most in 66 years (41,539,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 10.3% of pop. (25,151,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.2% of pop. (7,881,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 2.9% of pop. (7,122,000 total)

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1991-1992
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 17.3% of pop. — 32nd most in 66 years (42,800,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 10.7% of pop. (26,587,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.2% of pop. (7,853,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 2.9% of pop. (7,105,000 total)

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1992-1993
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 17.0% of pop. — 35th most in 66 years (43,099,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 10.7% of pop. (26,932,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.1% of pop. (7,855,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 2.7% of pop. (6,916,000 total)

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1993-1994
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 16.7% of pop. — 38th most in 66 years (42,835,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 10.4% of pop. (26,638,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.2% of pop. (8,226,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 2.6% of pop. (6,726,000 total)

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1994-1995
> Pct. 1 yr. and older who moved: 16.4% of pop. — 41st most in 66 years (42,317,000 total)
> Moved within same county: 10.8% of pop. (27,908,000 total)
> Moved to a new county in-state: 3.1% of pop. (7,888,000 total)
> Moved to a new state: 2.2% of pop. (5,743,000 total)

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