Census bureau: 10% of Americans want to move
WASHINGTON March 25, 2015 New data from the U.S. Census Bureau finds that 11.2 million Americans about one out of every 10 are so unhappy with their current living situation that they want to move.
In the agency's recent report, "Desire to Move and Residential Mobility: 2010-2011," Americans who owned their home were about half as likely to want to move as non-owners.
Overall, the top groups likely to pick up and move somewhere else are:
1. Younger adults: About 14.6 percent of Americans age 16 to 34 said they would like to move, compared to 10.3 percent of Americans age 35 to 54, and 6.3 percent age 55 and older.
2. Renters: 16.5 percent of all renters say they would like to move more than double the rate of homeowners.
3. Those living in impoverished areas: Homeowners who lived in neighborhoods with a high poverty rate tended to have a greater desire to relocate.
4. Households with children: 14.3 percent of households with children said they wanted to move compared with 8.7 percent of households without children.
5. Households with a disability: 12.5 percent of households with a disability said they wanted to move compared to 8.2 percent of those without a disability.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau