Interesting Facts About Moving
One-sixth of all Americans, an estimated 43 million people
or 17 percent of the total U.S. population, move each year – that’s
more than four times the number of people who visit the famous
mouse at a California amusement park each year. (U.S. Census
The average size of a Mayflower interstate shipment is 6,900
pounds, equivalent to 345 average-sized watermelons.
The average distance of a Mayflower move is approximately
the distance from New York City to Des Moines, Iowa, or 1,100 miles,
which is roughly same distance as 38,720,000 beach balls laid side-to-side.
typical moving customer is a married couple between the ages 25
and 44, with one or two children between the ages of 2 and 11.
Approximately 46 percent of all moves are job-related,
32 percent are due to retirement and 22 percent are because of
other personal reasons. (Mayflower Transit)
The reason people (about
31 percent) are most likely to choose their new neighborhood is
convenience to their job. (U.S. Census Bureau)
Five years after
college graduation, 30 percent of graduates no longer live in the
state where they attended college, and 35 percent no longer live
in the state where they went to high school. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
estimated 13 million children up to age 19 move each year. The
number of students enrolled in elementary and high school matches the record
set in 1979 when “baby boom” children were attending school.
(U.S. Census Bureau)
Moving is the third most stressful event in
life, following death and divorce. (Employee Relocation Council)
move 11.7 times in their lifetime. (U.S. Census Bureau)
If you would like additional moving tips about everything from
using the Internet to help with your move to tips for an environmentally
friendly move, or for more information about Mayflower Transit
and its services, visit Mayflower’s Web site.