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FastFact: Housing Upgrade Most Common Reason for Moving

Although the number of Americans who move has been at historic lows in recent years, the most common reason for moving hasn’t changed a bit – people simply want a nicer home or apartment.

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that 17.4% of movers listed this at the principal reason for their move from 2015 to 2016, up from 14.8% between 2009 and 2010.

Other housing-related reasons for moving from 2015 to 2016 included a need for less expensive housing (8.2% of movers) and wanting to move to a safer neighborhood (3.1% of movers.) In addition, some 5.9% of movers were renters who had just purchased their first home.

For an in-depth look at the numbers, click here.

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