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80 Percent Live Within 2 Hours From Parents

80 Percent Live Within 2 Hours From Parents
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The holiday season is filled with images of people returning home from far away to reconnect with family and friends. However, the typical American lives only 18 miles from Mom. In fact, 80 percent live within a couple of hours of their parents.[1]

Over the past three decades, Americans have moved less than in earlier times.[2] Rather than a nation filled with people leaving home in the rearview mirror, the numbers suggest "a country of close-knit families, with members of multiple generations leaning on one another for financial and practical support."[1]

An earlier Number of the Day noted that 35 million Americans moved last year, but most of them stayed in the same state. On a percentage basis, just over 11 percent moved in 2016, down from more than 40 percent a couple of generations ago.

Footnotes:

  1. The New York Times, "The Typical American Lives Only 18 Miles From Mom," December 23, 2015
  2. Jump up↑ Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, "Internal Migration in the United States," May 2011

Each weekday, Scott Rasmussen’s Number of the Day explores interesting and newsworthy topics at the intersection of culture, politics, and technology. Columns published on Ballotpedia reflect the views of the author.

Scott Rasmussen is founder and president of the Rasmussen Media Group. He is the author of "Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement Is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System," "In Search of Self-Governance," and "The People’s Money: How Voters Will Balance the Budget and Eliminate the Federal Debt." Read more reports from Scott Rasmussen — Click Here Now.

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