US Migration Patterns by Age
Older Americans Move Less, Migrate South and West
The Census Bureau released its survey measuring geographic mobility from March 1998 to March 1999. The data show distinct differences in mobility patterns by age. Few older people move at all, and even fewer move any great distance. Of those that do, the most dramatic migration is right around age 65, when many move from the Northeast and Midwest to the South, and a smaller migration for those at older ages, who are migrating mostly to the West.