Mobility among people of all ages in the US is down to its lowest level since 1999. In 2018, just 32.4M people moved into a new to them home whereas in 1999, more that 42M moved into new homes. Breaking down those ages more specifically, mobility among young people, ages 25-35, hit its lowest level in 50 years.

New jobs/career advancement and cheaper housing tend to be the two primary reasons for moving. Counties such as Pulaski in Missouri, Arlington in Virginia and Benton in Oregon draw those motivated to move by career/employment opportunities. And over half of the counties/locations people who were motivated to move for less expensive housing were typically finding homes that cost less than $193,500 or the median home value nationwide.

As originally reported by msn, 24/7 Wall Street reviewed county level migration patterns of young adults to identify places people 18-34 years were moving. 24/7 Wall Street used data from the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey to come up with 40 places chosen most by young people. Here, due to space restrictions, we’ll look only at the top 20 places for in migration by young people between the ages of 18-34 years.

  1. Bulloch County GA – young adults are 9% of total population

– median age – 28.5 years

– median home value – $131,200

– unemployment rate – 4.5%

  1. Coryell TX – young adults are 9.2% of total population
  • median age – 31.5 years
  • median home value – $107,700
  • unemployment rate – 4.0%
  1. Lynchburg VA – young adults are 9.2% of total population

– median age – 28.8 years

– median home value – $153,800

– unemployment rate – 4.3%
17. Liberty County GA – young adults are 9.3% of total population

– median age – 28.4 years

– median home value – $120,500

– unemployment rate – 4.4%

  1. Champaign County IL – young adults are 9.7% of total population

– median age – 9.7%

– median home value – $154,800

– unemployment rate – 3.8%

 

  1. Norfolk VA – young adults are 9.9% of total population

– median age – 30.8 years

– median home value – $194,800

– unemployment rate

  1. Jackson County IL – young adults are 10.4% of total population

– median age – 31.4 years

– median home value – $108,600

– unemployment rate – 3.8%

  1. Benton County OR – young adults are 10.4% of total population

– median age – 33.2 years

– median home value – $288,700

– unemployment rate = 3.4%

  1. Johnson County MO – young adults are 10.5% of total population

– median age – 30.4 years

– median home value – $147,000

– unemployment rate – 4.0%

  1. Fredericksburg VA – young adults are 10.9% of total population

– median age – 30.7 years

– median home value – $341,200

– unemployment rate – 3.6%

  1. Lassen County LA – young adults are 10.9% of total population

– median age – 36.6 years

– median home value – $177,500

– unemployment rate – 4.6%

  1. Geary County KS – young adults are 11.3% of total population

– median age – 26.9 years

– median home value – $141,900

– unemployment rate – 5.1%

  1. Kittitas County WA – young adults are 11.4% of total population

– median age – 34.0 years

– median home value – $256,700

– unemployment rate – 5.7%

  1. Onslow County NC – young adults are 11.4% of total population

– median age – 26.4 years

– median home value – $154,400

– unemployment rate – 5.3%

  1. Lafayette County MS – young adults are 11.5% of total population

– median age – 29.7 years

– median home value – $177,300

– unemployment rate – 5.8%

  1. Centre County PA – young adults are 11.6% of total population

– median age – 31.7 years

– median home value – $212,300

– unemployment rate – 3.2%

  1. Latah County ID – young people are 11.9% of total population

– median age – 28.5 years

– median home value – $207,200

– unemployment rate – 2.6%

  1. Charlottesville VA – young adults are 12.3% of total population

– median age – 31.2 years

– median home value – $277,800

– unemployment rate – 2.8%

  1. Nodaway County MO – young adults are 13.3% of total population

– median age – 29.4 years

– median home value – $117,800

– unemployment rate – 3.9%

  1. Pulaski County MO – young adults are 22.9% of total population

– median age – 28.0 years

– median home value – $141,700

– unemployment rate – 3.9%