Who Moves The Most?

The Census Bureau reports that nearly half of the population moved to different homes in the five years prior to the 2000 census.
September 25, 2003, 7am PDT | Ambar Mukherjee
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"Nevada, the fastest-growing state during the 1990s, had the highest percentage of movers at 63 percent, followed by Colorado and Arizona, both at 56 percent. About one-quarter of Nevada's population moved in from another state from 1995 to 2000... Warm-weather destinations in the South and West that were unattractive decades ago are now more livable because of technology and upgraded infrastructure systems, said Robert Lang, a demographer at the Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech in Alexandria. 'Air-conditioning and the interstate highway system defeated the remoteness of these places,' Lang said."

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Published on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 in The Arizona Republic
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