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Internal Migration and Mobility in the United States: March 1949 to March 1950

Report Number P20-36

Of the 147 million persons one year old and over in the United States in March 1950, 119 million were living in the same house as in March 1949, 27 1/2 million were living ina different house within the United States, and 1/2 million were living outside  continental United States, according to the results of a sample survey released today by Roy V. Peel, Director, Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce. Of the 27 1/2 million mobile persons, that is, persons who had moved within the United States during the year, 19 1/4 million had moved within a county and 8 1/4 million had migrated, that is, they had moved from one county to another county. In March 1950, mobile persons constituted about 19 percent of the total population one year old and over. The corresponding percentage for April 1949 was approximately the same, and the percentage for April 1948 was slightly greater. These figures exclude members of the armed forces except those living off post or with their families on post.

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