Statistics on Moving


Considering most of Sorensen Allied’s Blogs in the past have been based on moving tips and information, we thought it would be interesting to write about the statistics that go along with it. Here are a few facts that may come off as surprising to you.


·       42 million people move each year in the U.S. – 1 in 4 adults.

·       91% of new movers found the Internet reduced the stress of moving.

·       People who are moving spend more during the 3 months surrounding their move than non-movers spend in 5 years.

·       In 2008, for the first time ever, July passed June as the most popular month to move, with 12.5% of moves picked up that month. November came in as the slowest month. (Source: AMSA – Industry Trends)

·       The average American moves 12 times in his or her lifetime. (U.S. Census Bureau)

·       Approximately 40 percent of all moves are job-related, 42 percent are personal moves and 18 percent are military or government relocations. (American Moving and Storage Association)

·       The typical moving customer is a married couple between the ages 25 and 44, with one or two children between the ages of 2 and 11.

·       20-24 year olds were the most mobile of all, making up more than 30% of the total American moving population.

·       25-29 year olds made up the second largest group, representing more than 28% of the moving population.

·       The ten (10) most active states for moving are as follows: California, North Carolina, Florida, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, New York, Washington, DC, Arizona, and Pennsylvania.

If you are planning to move and you are ready to become one of these statistics, please don’t hesitate to contact your leader in Central Florida movers here at Sorensen Allied.