Americans Staying Put
"The declines appeared to be directly related to the housing slump and the recession.
'It represents a perfect storm halting migration at all levels, since it involves deterrents in local housing-related moves and longer distance employment-related moves,' said William H. Frey, a demographer with the Brookings Institution.
Moves from one state to another plunged the most, to half the rate recorded at the beginning of the decade. There were fewer total moves than in any year since 1949-50, when returning veterans and others streamed to the suburbs and the nation's population was about half of what it is today."