California-to-Washington among most popular movesDecember 12, 2012 @ 7:59 am
Homeowners are moving again and Californians are heading this way.
The California-to-Washington move was one of the most common in the country in 2011, according to new data released by the United States Census Bureau.
After hitting a record low of 11.6 percent last year, the national home mover rate increased to 12 percent in 2012, the Bureau reported.
Other common state-to-state moves in 2011:
- New York to Florida
- California to Texas
- California to Arizona
- Florida to Georgia
- New Jersey to New Yor
- New York to New Jersey
- California to Nevada
- Georgia to Florida
- Texas to California
Many Americans who do move aren't going too far. About 40 percent of the 11.8 million people who moved to another county, only moved less than 50 miles away, according to the Census data.
"The overall mover rate for the nation has increased since a record low," said Alison Fields, chief of the Census Bureau's Journey-to-Work and Migration Statistics Branch. "However, compared to previous years, mobility is still low for even our most mobile age group (18 to 29 year olds)."
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