Dig into who is moving, where they are moving and how much it might cost

At WayForth, we’re dedicated to move management solutions that fit you. So, we’re interested in all things related to moving including information and statistics. We thought it might be fun to share some of the interesting facts we found about moving, the cost of moves and how WayForth fits in.

For help with all your moving needs, contact WayForth’s team of experts today!

Who is moving and where are they going

Americans are on the move, especially now after the pandemic. While a lot of people left big cities during 2020 and 2021, the trend has slowed, and people are moving to warm climates and cities that offer more affordable housing.

Go local

The majority of moves in America are local moves.

28 million

According to Census data, nearly 28 million people — or 8.4% of all Americans — moved in the United States in 2021.

3 million

Over 3 million adults age 65 and over moved during 2021, or about 6.2% of this population.


Americans move an average of 11.7 times in their lifetime.

36.5 years of age

The mean age of people moving in 2021 was 36.5, while 62% of households had at least one member under the age of 18.


The number of states that experienced an influx of people settling in their state.

What will it all cost?

Costs will vary from one geographic area to another and details such as how large a home is and how many possessions someone has will impact pricing. As with any large-ticket project, it’s good to get several estimates and make sure you are comparing apples-to-apples.

By the hour

Local moving companies charge by the hour, with rates ranging from $65 up to $250 per hour.

Local move costs

Depending on the size of the move, hiring professional movers for a local move will cost on average anywhere from $300 to $3,500.

Long-distance moving costs

With long-distance moving companies charging by weight, prices can range from $2,500 to $11,600, depending on the size of the move and the distance.

Where does WayForth fit in?

WayForth, a leader in move management solutions, goes far beyond a regular moving company to assist you with creating a complete inventory of your possessions to setting up your new home, including making your bed. We can also offer additional services such as storage and space planning.


How many clients WayForth moved in 2022


Clients that WayForth helped to downsize in 2022


regional areas that WayForth covers


Core services that bring you peace of mind

If you’re moving soon, we’re here to help

Over the past 7 years, we have helped over 15,000 people transition into new homes. If you’re thinking about moving in the next year, or are ready to go but need immediate assistance, let us know. We’re happy to help!


Want more information about WayForth’s comprehensive moving solutions, including downsizing, space planning and storage options? Contact our moving professionals today.  


U.S. Census Bureau

moveBuddha, Moving Cost Calculator

Porch, “2021 New Mover Trends Report

About the Author: WayForth

WayForth is the definitive provider of comprehensive and personalized moving solutions for life and business. Since 2016, WayForth has led the way in move management, providing solutions to over 15,000 individuals and families. How you move matters and no matter the destination, WayForth serves as a guide making life’s transitions easier to navigate. Call 1.844.WAYFORTH today to learn how we can help with your next move!
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