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Postwar Migration and its causes in the United States August 1945 to October 1946

Report Number P20-4

Of the estimated 10,700,00- migrants between V-J day (August 14, 1945) and October 1946, close to 6,000,000 moved for reasons connected with ther job or with the job of the head of their family. An additional 1,900,000 persons moved for reasons directly or indirectly related to the housing situation, according to estimates issued today by J.C. Capt, Director, Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce. Approximately one percent of all migrants gave more than one reason for moving. Only about one-tenth of the migrants moved more than once in the 14 months following V-J Day.  Almost as many migrants moved between States in their last civilian move (usually a longer distance) as within States.

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