Below are some interesting statistics about where and why people move. These were accumulated from RIS Real Estate, March 2015, which sourced their material from Nielsen.com.

  • For most people, location is more important that the actual property itself
  • Safety is the driving force for moving to the suburbs with 1 in 5 reporting that their neighborhood feels less safe
  • 74% of movers will stay in-state
  • 60% will remain within 30 miles of their current home
  • For those moving out-of-state, most will head west and south

Below are trends from 1990 to 2014:

  • Rural population is declined from 22% to 16%
  • Suburban population is holding steady at 50%
  • City population climbed to 34% from 31%