How often do people move in the US?

About 40 million people move annually in the US. Nearly 3/4 of the US population moves an average of once every 5 years. Many things contribute to these statistics: - shifts in the economy; for instance, from the Rust Belt to Silicon Valley. - the doubling of the divorce rate in last 30 years; divorce results in many moves, and sometimes moves can trigger divorces!

- corporate transfers play a role - changes in status (i.e., marriage, graduation from college, retirement, etc.) are common reasons for moving.