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Movers.com : MOVING TRENDS - AN EXPLORATION

The Study

"Moving Trends: An Exploration" is a comparative analysis study that captures the present trends of the relocation industry based on data collated from Movers.com’s internal database of users. Beginning in 2005, Movers.com has reviewed and released data on the origins and destinations of local, long-distance, international, and auto moves throughout the previous calendar year.
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Yearly Breakdown-Type of Move

The pie chart is divided into the four major types of moves. Based on our findings, more than half of relocations in 2016 were local moves (a move under 50 miles from the origin to the destination, typically within the same state). That number has steadily increased since 2005.

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Monthly Breakdown-Type of Move

This line chart breaks down the year by month. Relocations in 2016 peaked with 58% of them taking place in February, and remained consistent until August.

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Yearly Breakdown-Size of Move

The table breaks down the relocations by the size of the move. Throughout the entire study, people with a 2-bedroom house had the highest percentage of relocations, yielding roughly a quarter of the total.


Year Partial Home Studio 1 BR (S) 1 BR (L) 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR 4 BR +
2016 8.34 9.49 13.25 19.99 25.76 16.21 4.61 2.35
2015 9.52 7.14 15.51 14.79 26.84 18.28 5.50 2.41
2014 8.75 7.01 15.43 15.07 25.32 20.42 5.65 2.35
2013 11.65 5.91 14.49 12.58 27.12 19.15 6.98 2.13
2012 13.04 5.61 15.49 12.84 26.81 17.81 6.36 2.03
2011 13.10 7.47 14.21 13.28 25.50 17.61 6.51 2.30
2010 13.24 5.52 15.46 14.33 25.42 17.15 6.28 2.59
2009 11.26 6.14 16.40 14.16 26.50 16.99 6.28 2.29
2008 10.62 6.42 17.36 14.91 25.92 16.24 6.11 2.41
2007 11.37 6.11 16.02 14.41 25.85 17.41 6.50 2.34
2006 11.49 5.55 15.66 13.64 25.51 18.32 7.14 2.70
2005 11.64 6.07 16.31 14.41 25.09 17.41 6.66 2.40
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Monthly Breakdown-Size of Move

The table breaks down the previous chart by month.

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Month Partial Home Studio 1 BR (S) 1 BR (L) 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR 4 BR +
Jan 10.71 9.30 16.46 14.67 25.32 16.55 4.71 2.27
Feb 10.48 8.42 15.85 14.73 26.35 17.21 4.71 2.26
Mar 9.44 9.47 14.77 14.81 26.18 18.21 4.70 2.42
Apr 9.34 8.42 14.69 16.61 24.73 17.68 5.85 2.68
May 8.80 7.90 16.09 16.48 24.53 18.25 5.52 2.42
Jun 8.79 7.89 15.55 15.08 24.89 19.13 5.38 3.30
Jul 8.29 8.81 14.19 17.96 25.70 17.91 4.81 2.33
Aug 7.24 10.78 11.46 23.16 26.62 14.65 3.92 2.17
Sep 7.23 10.89 10.27 23.51 26.05 15.66 4.03 2.36
Oct 7.65 10.33 10.19 24.35 26.90 14.25 4.39 1.95
Nov 7.41 10.03 10.98 26.29 25.63 13.35 4.22 2.09
Dec 6.71 11.10 10.88 27.51 26.08 12.43 3.34 1.95
Month Partial Home Studio 1 BR (S) 1 BR (L) 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR 4 BR +
Jan 9.43 8.45 15.32 15.77 25.65 17.26 5.32 2.81
Feb 8.88 7.71 14.46 14.92 27.30 19.32 4.93 2.48
Mar 9.20 6.51 14.49 14.03 28.03 19.29 5.36 3.10
Apr 9.00 6.03 14.87 14.15 28.20 19.09 5.84 2.82
May 8.86 5.86 15.44 14.40 28.00 19.58 5.41 2.46
Jun 9.21 6.46 15.31 15.55 27.17 18.36 5.66 2.28
Jul 9.65 6.86 16.00 14.43 27.82 17.12 5.97 2.15
Aug 9.39 7.03 16.94 15.22 25.97 17.69 5.28 2.47
Sep 10.41 7.20 16.96 14.84 25.42 17.69 5.47 2.02
Oct 10.10 6.97 15.97 14.75 25.55 18.24 6.35 2.07
Nov 10.98 9.04 15.46 14.67 25.17 17.27 5.20 2.21
Dec 10.11 10.51 14.20 14.92 25.88 17.85 4.68 1.84
Month Partial Home Studio 1 BR (S) 1 BR (L) 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR 4 BR +
Jan 9.27 5.48 13.66 11.12 24.71 27.21 6.31 2.25
Feb 8.92 5.18 15.39 11.54 25.50 25.91 5.59 1.98
Mar 7.90 5.05 14.47 13.77 25.30 25.23 5.93 2.36
Apr 7.56 5.22 13.48 14.17 23.90 27.92 5.71 2.05
May 8.78 6.66 15.07 14.41 27.83 18.76 6.13 2.37
Jun 8.67 7.60 16.17 15.83 24.88 18.08 6.36 2.40
Jul 8.97 6.57 17.70 15.24 24.83 17.94 5.99 2.76
Aug 9.49 8.04 16.47 16.58 24.91 17.30 4.67 2.54
Sep 9.32 7.74 15.43 16.61 26.08 16.98 5.27 2.57
Oct 9.10 7.83 15.82 17.81 25.38 16.83 5.16 2.08
Nov 9.09 8.76 15.11 16.00 25.96 17.49 5.41 2.18
Dec 8.16 10.46 15.62 16.84 24.66 16.85 4.87 2.54
Month Partial Home Studio 1 BR (S) 1 BR (L) 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR 4 BR +
Jan
Feb 12.58 5.23 13.93 13.82 28.27 17.89 6.20 2.07
Mar 11.74 4.18 14.79 13.31 28.12 19.54 6.59 1.73
Apr 10.84 4.65 12.08 11.88 27.25 22.66 7.92 2.71
May 11.03 5.51 14.52 10.52 27.34 19.94 8.56 2.57
Jun 11.82 6.05 15.19 11.58 26.21 18.89 7.90 2.34
Jul 11.54 6.14 14.06 12.95 26.49 19.22 7.29 2.32
Aug 12.61 6.03 14.06 13.44 27.52 17.64 6.74 1.97
Sep 12.31 6.32 14.16 12.84 27.63 18.07 6.82 1.84
Oct 10.55 7.51 14.81 12.84 27.93 17.45 7.10 1.81
Nov 11.61 6.93 15.74 12.89 26.73 17.18 6.80 2.12
Dec 10.45 5.07 14.98 11.90 25.24 24.72 5.36 2.28
Month Partial Home Studio 1 BR (S) 1 BR (L) 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR 4 BR +
Jan 13.63 6.29 15.06 13.27 26.39 16.98 6.49 1.88
Feb 14.59 5.35 14.54 12.08 26.15 18.90 6.43 1.96
Mar 13.90 5.25 14.33 11.50 27.33 18.89 6.75 2.05
Apr 12.45 5.94 15.79 11.74 26.82 18.24 6.95 2.06
May 12.56 5.74 15.45 13.01 25.82 18.23 6.63 2.57
Jun 11.85 5.56 15.86 13.34 26.83 17.78 7.00 1.79
Jul 11.74 5.36 16.82 13.43 26.37 18.05 6.20 2.01
Aug 13.35 5.90 15.25 13.41 27.24 17.18 5.83 1.84
Sep 13.47 5.23 15.36 12.86 27.93 16.82 6.07 2.26
Oct 13.49 5.56 15.40 13.19 27.05 17.64 5.62 2.05
Nov 13.41 5.78 15.88 13.29 27.69 16.18 5.82 1.96
Dec 14.21 5.40 16.31 13.78 26.96 16.84 4.97 1.53
Month Partial Home Studio 1 BR (S) 1 BR (L) 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR 4 BR +
Jan 13.32 6.11 15.82 12.05 25.49 17.54 6.63 3.04
Feb 14.08 5.72 15.91 12.77 26.89 16.72 5.92 1.99
Mar 14.06 6.03 14.89 12.73 26.31 17.26 6.15 2.44
Apr 12.89 6.70 15.27 14.12 25.84 16.73 6.26 2.19
May 11.87 6.95 15.16 14.19 25.91 16.52 7.24 2.18
Jun 11.79 7.89 13.13 13.80 25.96 17.65 7.17 2.63
Jul 12.04 8.06 13.45 14.33 24.67 18.51 6.79 2.16
Aug 12.93 8.43 13.72 13.05 25.14 18.57 6.19 1.96
Sep 13.66 7.76 13.31 13.02 25.05 18.91 6.23 2.05
Oct 13.96 9.37 13.26 13.17 24.02 17.81 5.58 2.83
Nov 14.60 8.03 13.32 11.89 25.88 17.65 6.24 2.39
Dec 14.08 7.72 14.35 12.82 24.87 17.38 6.84 1.95
Month Partial Home Studio 1 BR (S) 1 BR (L) 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR 4 BR +
Jan 13.77 5.55 14.68 13.32 26.75 17.76 6.07 2.11
Feb 13.07 5.06 15.13 12.99 27.48 17.93 6.21 2.13
Mar 13.08 5.46 15.37 12.73 26.82 17.38 6.82 2.34
Apr 13.09 5.76 15.56 12.94 25.68 17.76 7.05 2.16
May 13.74 5.57 15.74 12.59 26.15 17.57 6.31 2.33
Jun 13.87 5.59 14.62 12.37 25.51 18.30 7.12 2.62
Jul 12.10 5.36 15.21 15.34 24.99 17.74 6.77 2.48
Aug 13.94 5.86 15.12 14.46 25.74 16.45 5.84 2.59
Sep 13.55 5.28 14.66 14.63 25.94 17.36 5.97 2.62
Oct 13.64 5.07 14.94 14.30 25.94 17.30 6.36 2.45
Nov 13.69 5.82 17.49 12.23 24.64 16.45 6.95 2.72
Dec 12.98 5.94 17.16 12.92 24.93 17.48 5.62 2.91
Month Partial Home Studio 1 BR (S) 1 BR (L) 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR 4 BR +
Jan 11.70 6.06 17.27 13.24 27.30 16.11 5.85 2.47
Feb 10.10 5.68 16.74 13.79 27.64 17.19 6.45 2.40
Mar 11.23 6.30 16.37 15.43 26.35 16.58 5.65 2.09
Apr 9.96 6.36 17.01 15.18 25.89 16.53 6.65 2.41
May 10.28 6.32 17.54 14.58 26.43 16.45 6.38 2.01
Jun 10.60 6.36 16.94 13.10 26.34 17.61 6.72 2.33
Jul 11.14 6.52 16.38 14.19 25.54 17.21 6.52 2.49
Aug 11.25 6.54 16.47 14.98 26.59 16.28 5.88 2.01
Sep 12.52 5.73 15.25 13.33 26.90 17.97 5.93 2.36
Oct 13.08 5.36 14.19 14.19 26.10 18.09 6.59 2.40
Nov 12.55 5.62 15.50 13.59 27.51 16.93 6.05 2.25
Dec 13.22 5.43 15.27 13.22 26.51 17.55 6.46 2.35
Month Partial Home Studio 1 BR (S) 1 BR (L) 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR 4 BR +
Jan 10.41 6.83 18.52 15.51 24.26 15.04 6.57 2.86
Feb 8.84 6.19 17.32 14.94 27.48 16.73 6.03 2.34
Mar 9.75 5.99 17.51 15.13 27.24 16.38 5.47 2.52
Apr 9.47 5.99 18.03 15.01 26.33 16.47 6.36 2.34
May 10.28 6.42 17.54 15.80 25.41 16.52 5.88 2.15
Jun 9.80 7.01 17.46 14.82 25.33 16.84 6.55 2.18
Jul 10.76 6.91 17.10 15.29 25.92 15.68 5.78 2.55
Aug 11.30 6.41 17.70 14.65 25.46 16.20 5.91 2.37
Sep 12.30 5.90 16.66 13.67 26.23 16.24 6.33 2.67
Oct 11.18 5.77 16.34 15.03 26.55 17.26 5.61 2.25
Nov 11.95 6.75 16.45 14.16 25.77 15.99 6.58 2.35
Dec 11.89 6.66 17.29 14.77 25.53 15.19 6.20 2.47
Month Partial Home Studio 1 BR (S) 1 BR (L) 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR 4 BR +
Jan 12.80 5.47 14.85 13.04 26.70 18.02 6.72 2.41
Feb 12.91 5.12 14.39 13.36 26.03 19.18 6.57 2.44
Mar 11.37 5.81 15.31 14.30 25.92 18.32 6.68 2.28
Apr 11.08 5.96 15.24 14.70 26.72 17.10 6.80 2.41
May 11.27 6.54 16.67 14.82 24.65 17.39 6.59 2.07
Jun 11.19 5.85 16.55 14.45 25.17 17.66 6.63 2.50
Jul 10.50 6.23 16.65 14.56 25.68 17.11 6.78 2.50
Aug 10.91 7.01 16.35 15.12 25.78 16.85 5.84 2.15
Sep 10.56 6.78 15.80 14.06 26.95 17.44 6.01 2.40
Oct 11.16 6.20 16.23 15.21 26.02 16.63 6.05 2.49
Nov 11.58 6.63 17.33 14.46 25.99 15.31 6.52 2.18
Dec 11.37 6.00 18.25 15.18 24.89 15.96 6.20 2.15
Month Partial Home Studio 1 BR (S) 1 BR (L) 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR 4 BR +
Jan 12.24 5.72 15.13 13.77 25.03 18.41 7.05 2.64
Feb 10.51 5.15 14.72 13.25 26.74 19.31 7.51 2.81
Mar 10.70 5.15 15.31 13.48 26.06 18.49 7.80 3.00
Apr 10.26 5.41 15.77 13.74 25.90 18.87 7.56 2.49
May 10.93 5.94 15.96 14.30 24.57 18.29 7.20 2.82
Jun 10.49 5.33 16.16 13.99 25.33 18.93 7.06 2.70
Jul 11.39 5.49 15.91 13.25 25.39 18.54 7.14 2.87
Aug 12.04 6.00 15.29 13.34 25.89 17.64 7.30 2.50
Sep 12.94 6.04 15.76 13.77 25.31 17.24 6.29 2.66
Oct 13.37 5.28 16.14 13.67 25.28 16.94 6.64 2.68
Nov 12.03 5.41 15.64 13.08 26.46 18.35 6.43 2.61
Dec 13.35 5.45 16.23 13.74 23.92 18.08 6.83 2.39
Month Partial Home Studio 1 BR (S) 1 BR (L) 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR 4 BR +
Jan 10.46 5.91 17.18 14.81 25.82 17.27 6.04 2.50
Feb 10.73 5.39 17.10 14.41 26.38 16.97 6.72 2.30
Mar 10.97 5.46 16.36 14.82 25.96 17.12 6.48 2.84
Apr 10.91 6.01 16.33 14.84 25.16 17.30 7.06 2.39
May 10.89 6.41 16.71 14.59 25.37 17.33 6.42 2.29
Jun 10.77 6.58 17.07 14.60 24.58 17.33 6.71 2.36
Jul 11.41 6.70 16.77 14.75 24.65 16.87 6.53 2.31
Aug 11.77 6.41 16.70 15.22 24.56 16.43 6.68 2.22
Sep 12.50 6.21 15.46 14.04 25.01 18.00 6.49 2.30
Oct 12.82 5.92 14.84 13.19 25.14 19.16 6.53 2.39
Nov 13.57 5.27 14.68 13.31 24.79 18.15 7.61 2.62
Dec 12.66 5.67 16.63 13.98 24.70 17.36 6.54 2.46
Data presented in percentages(%)

Top States People are Moving Out of

This bar table shows the top 12 states people are moving out of. Based on our findings, over 12% of Movers.com users have moved out of California in 2016, followed by Texas with 7.7% and Florida with 6.8%.

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Top Cities People are Moving Out of

This bar table shows the top 12 cities people are moving out of. As of 2016, the top cities include Chicago, Houston, and Las Vegas.

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Top States People are Moving Into

This bar table shows the top 12 states people are moving into. Based on our findings, over 10% of Movers.com users moved into Florida in 2016, followed by Texas with 8.5% and California with 8.3%.

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Top Cities People are Moving Into

This bar table shows the top 12 cities people are moving into. The top cities include Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Houston.

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