Another Top-10 List — Why People Moved in 2013

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 35.9 million Americans moved in 2013, according to an article from the National Association of Homebuilders. While there are a myriad of reasons for relocating, almost one in seven that moved did so to get either a better home or apartment. One in 10 in 2013 relocated to create their own household. One in eleven moved for either a new job or a job transfer.

Jobs, family and the economy played major roles in why people relocated.

The following table lists the top-10 reasons for moving in 2013 and includes comparative percentages for 2012 and 2011.

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To read the entire article and view the rest of the reasons why people moved in 2013, click

What did surprise me was that just 1/10th of 1 percent relocated for a change of climate.

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