The Latest NAR Research Relocation Reports

NAR Research has produced Relocation Reports for U.S. counties. The 2012 Reports present information on county‐to‐county migration flows within the United States, the average incomes of households moving between the specific county and other counties, demographic summaries of homeownership rates, and types of home mortgages (e.g., Conventional, FHA, VA, and FSA/RHS). The reports are posted at the store and are based on the latest available data as of 2010 generated by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Census Bureau, and the Home Mortgage Development Agency (HMDA). Total domestic internal migration, defined as movement by a household between counties in the U.S., is estimated at 6.7 million households in 2010. Approximately 58 percent of movers were households who migrated from one county to another within the same state while the rest migrated to other states.

Counties with the three highest net inflows of households were Riverside (California), Pinal (Arizona) and Fulton (Georgia). Counties with the highest new outflow of households were Los Angeles (California), Wayne (Michigan), and Cook (Illinois).

These reports are FREE to members.

Jed Smith, Managing Director, Quantitative Research

Jed Smith is Managing Director, Quantitative Research with the National Association of Realtors®. He has worked on real estate issues for the past 20 years, providing input on a variety of housing, commercial real estate, tax, and planning issues. Recently he has been involved in several international studies.

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