Moving Statistics

The following post is sponsored by 1-800-PackRat and written by myself.



I am so glad to be done moving. I was such a chore and took a lot of time, energy and planning. Moving is not for the weak!

I was surprised to find the following statistics on moving.

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At least I know that 15% of the population moved this year and shared in my pain. I didn’t realize that I was in such good company though!

Interestingly enough, until this last month, I was among the 37% that have never moved out of their hometown. I loved Missoula, Montana and it will always be my home, but I am so glad I moved as well. I can just feel the big opportunities coming my way. There is something about getting up and actually living out your dreams and making steps to see them happen that renews your soul, don’t you think?

While we didn’t relocate specifically for a job, 40% of Americans do.

Are you getting ready to move? Make sure you check out my post on my move and what I learned about myself as well as this amazing blog from 1-800-pack-rat with tips for making the move easy.


When was the last time you moved? Why did you move? Have you moved a lot or are you among the 37% of Americans that still live in their hometown?  I would love to hear your moving stories!

6 Replies to “Moving Statistics”

  1. I would love to move! I have also lived in my home town since I was born. I tell my husband all the time I was born in the wrong state. We live in Illinois and I would love to move out West

  2. If we move like we expect we might (our rental house is under new ownership and we don’t yet know the new owner’s terms), it will be our 12th house in 12 years. I’m so done with moving and ready to BUY something, to put down some roots. And let’s not discuss the LAST reason we moved. 😉 Ugh.
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  3. Ugh. We’re about to move AGAIN next weekend. It will be my 8th move in 3 years (and no I’m not joking) but it will be my family’s 2nd move in a year. I’m worried about how my toddler is going to take it! 🙁

    1. I feel for you! I think I said a couple times throughout our move that I wish I had a million dollars-I would hire a staff to do it all for me.

  4. Thanks for sharing this post. This will truly help me alot in our next move. This surely keeps things less stressful.

  5. James Blanchard says: Reply

    I really hate moving. and hopefully I won’t be needing one… again. but I’m taking note on this, since this is a really good advice. and in case that I have to move again.
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