Nearly 10 percent of U.S. residents say they are so dissatisfied with their current housing, neighborhood, local safety, or public service to the point that they want to move, according to a newly released U.S. Census report, “Desire to Move and Residential Mobility: 2010-2011.” But other factors are also making more Americans desire to switch their residences.
In its report, the Census recently highlighted several segments of the population who are showing some of the highest desires to move. Here are some of its findings:
1. Young householders: 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 home owners.
3. Those who live in impoverished areas: Home owners who lived in neighborhoods with a high poverty rate tended to show more desire to move.
4. Households with children: 14.3 percent of households with children said they wanted to move compared with 8.7 percent of households who did not have 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