How Likely Are You To Move?

November 16 2015

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Moving from one place to another can generate a lot of anxiety. The packing, the pressure, the need to contact commercial moving services -- it can be a lot for anyone to handle. But does everyone have to handle it?

As it turns out, there are a number of ways that you can predict if you are likely to move. Check out the following statistics to determine if you are a likely candidate to require residential movers at some point in your life.

  • Are you college-educated? This alone is a major indicator of one's likelihood of moving. Three-quarters of college graduates have changed communities at least once or lived in multiple states, compared with just over half of those with a high-school diploma or less.

  • Although many people do not change communities, the average American moves 12 times in their life, whether it's to a new house within the same community or a longer-distance move.

  • Americans who never leave their hometowns live close to a larger number of their extended relatives than other Americans who do leave. When moving out of one's hometown, it's important to remember that these family members may not be available to support the move, which may require commercial moving services once you arrive in your new destination.

  • If you are a renter, there is a 1 in 3 chance that you will move in a given year.

  • 23% of American-born adults say the place they consider home in their heart isn’t the place that they live now. That number goes up to 38% for those who have lived in two or more communities.

There is no shame in not moving during the course of one's lifetime. However, for those of us who choose to do so, commercial moving services may be essential in enabling an efficient and easy move. Talk to a company that provides these services, whether you are moving out of state, out of town, or just out of your parent's house into an apartment down the street. It could be one of the most worthwhile investments you'll ever make.