Americans on the move: Where are they going?

September 5, 2014

Trulia Trends analyzed new Census data on how many people moved between counties in the U.S. from 2008 to 2012.


The data show that most moves occurring in that period of time were short-distance; 48 percent of between-county moves are less than 100 miles, with 38 percent of these being very short moves, less than 50 miles. Another trend noted was that most movers favor going to the suburbs and the Sunbelt, and that people tend to move toward lower density, more jobs, and cheaper housing.


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