Americans are one of the most mobile nations in the world, according to a global study led by researchers at the University of Queensland, Australia. U.S. citizens ranked third in terms of cross-country mobility among the 60 countries considered in the research, and their appetite for moving and seeking a new relocation destination is surpassed only by that of the New Zealanders and South Koreans.
The likelihood of an American resident changing his address within five years stands at 45.9%, the aforementioned research claims. Americans are about five times more likely to move within a five-year period than the residents of Spain and India, for example.
Researchers at STORAGECafé wanted to see what moving entails these days, as it clearly affects every sector of real estate, from the need for more housing and self-storage in specific locations to the improvement of transit infrastructure. To identify the latest migration patterns, they analyzed the latest U.S. Census Bureau data and ranked the contiguous U.S. states from the most popular for moving to the least popular, based on the number of move-ins. Researchers then paired each destination state with the most common originating state of its newcomers, resulting in an insightful picture of some of the most widely used migration routes in the country.