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In 2020, fewer Americans moved, exodus from cities slowed

Many Americans use the Golden Gate Bridge to travel from one place to another. Image:  Maarten van den Heuvel/Unsplash

Richard Fry

Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center

D'Vera Cohn

Senior Writer and Editor, Pew Research Center

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U.S. moving rate and number hit record lows in 2020.
Number of domestic movers and mover rate. Image: Pew Research Center

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More people left American cities for other U.S. communities than moved into them during 2020, continuing a pre-pandemic trend
Domestic movers in and out of their respective communities. Image: Pew Research Center
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Young adults more likely than other age groups to move from one U.S. home to another.
Percentage of each age group who moved within the U.S. in 2020. Image: Pew Research Center
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