The Stats Are In For Moving In 2021

Granted, 2021 was not as harsh as 2020. However, many were still dealing with quarantines, mask-wearing, and working from home, all affecting the moving industry. Whether more people are looking to get out of the city, moving closer to family, or due to inflation moving to areas that have a lower cost of living, 2021 was still a hot year of moving for many people.


Why People Moved In 2021?

The highest number of moves at 32.58% were those who moved due to their jobs, a decline from previous years. For example, in 2015, almost 60% of moves were related to job transfers or switching to a new job.


This is followed by:


  • 31.5% moving to be closer to family
  • 18.3% moving due to retirement
  • 14.4% moved for a lifestyle change
  • 6.7% moved for a lower cost of living
  • 5.8% moved for health reasons


Where Did People Move In 2021?

Moves were taking place throughout the United States, including many moving into Richmond, VA. The top ten states that saw an increase in moves, both out of the area and into the area:


  1. Vermont
  2. South Dakota
  3. South Carolina
  4. West Virginia
  5. Florida
  6. Alabama
  7. Tennessee
  8. Oregon
  9. Idaho
  10. Rhode Island


Who Is Moving?

All the age groups that moved in 2021, the ages of 18-34, are the highest number of people to move, followed closely by 35 to 44. These age demographics make sense due to how many moves happened because of jobs.

What will happen in 2022? Many predict the moving industry will see the same numbers in why people are moving. Whether you are moving to be closer to your family, for a job, or just because you want a different lifestyle, Dunmar Moving is here to make this move happen. Remember, we handle local and long-distance moves!

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