The number of movers is down from 12 percent in 2012, and compares to 11.6 percent in 2011.
"Relatively few of these movers traveled long distances," said David Ihrke, a Census Bureau demographer. "In fact, nearly two-thirds stayed in the same county."
The statistics indicate even those who left their counties tended not to travel far. Of inter-county movers, 40.2 percent relocated fewer than 50 miles away. Only 24.7 moved 500 or more miles to their new locations.
The information comes from the report "Geographical Mobility: 2012 to 2013," a collection of national and regional tables from the Census Bureau's Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the Current Population Survey.
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