kids helping pack to moveNearly 10 percent of U.S. residents are dissatisfied with their current housing, neighborhood, local safety or public services to the point that they want to move, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report. –

The report, Desire to Move and Residential Mobility: 2010-2011, looks at the characteristics of householders who desired to move. Participation. This survey included 50,000 households for several years. –

Who wants to move? –

  • Young householders: About 14.6 percent of householders age 16 to 34 reported a desire to move, com­pared with 10.4 percent of house­holders age 35 to 54, and 6.3 percent of householders age 55 and older.
  • Renters: 16.5 percent of all householders who rented desired to move, more than twice the rate for homeowners.
  • Householders living in impoverished areas: Of homeowners who desired to move, the average census tract (neighborhood) poverty rate was 13.7 percent. For all homeowners, the average neighborhood poverty rate was 10.3 percent.
  • Householders with children: 14.3 percent of households with children desired to move compared with 8.7 percent of households without children.
  • Householders with a disability: 12.5 percent of householders with a disability reported a desire to move versus 8.2 percent of those without a disability.

Why do householders want to move?

  • 6.1 percent reported dissatisfaction with housing conditions.
  • 4.7 percent reported dissatisfaction with their neighborhood.
  • 4.1 percent reported dissatisfaction with local safety.
  • 1.8 percent reported dissatisfaction with public services.

Geraldine Jensen

Publisher and Editor of Families Online Magazine. Our experts provide warm, loving, and generous advice for you, your family and children, no matter their age -- infants, school age, 'tweens, and teenagers. Features include:Parenting, Ages and Stages of Child Development, Child Support, Cooking, Health, Children's Books, Nutrition, Christian Parenting, Relationships, Green-living, Education and School

Ms. Jensen is a leading advocate for families and children and was the founder and president of ACES, The Association for Children for Enforcement of Support.
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