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Table 5. Number and percentage distribution of total population, by mobility status and age group: Selected years, 1981 through 2009
 
Year and age Total1
(in thousands)
Non-movers Movers
Total1 Same county Different county
Total1   Same state   Different state  
1981                    
All ages 221,640 82.8 17.2 10.4 6.4   3.4   2.8  
Ages 15 to 19 20,200 83.6 16.4 10.0 6.4      
Ages 20 to 24 20,990 61.9 38.1 23.5 14.6   7.6   5.7  
1991                    
All ages 244,880 83.0 17.0 10.3 6.7   3.2   2.9  
Ages 15 to 19 16,840 82.2 17.8 10.8 7.0      
Ages 20 to 24 17,990 64.7 35.3 20.9 14.4   7.1   5.8 !
2001                    
All ages 275,610 85.8 14.2 8.0 6.2   2.7   2.8  
Ages 15 to 19 19,990 86.4 13.6 7.8 5.8 !    
Ages 20 to 24 18,810 67.6 32.4 18.4 14.0   6.7   6.0 !
2009                    
All ages 297,180 87.5 12.5 8.4 4.1   2.1   1.6  
Ages 15 to 19 21,230 87.4 12.6 8.9 3.7 !    
Ages 20 to 24 20,630 72.6 27.4 18.3 9.2   5.6   2.8 !
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater.
1Total includes movers from abroad (representing 1.4 to 2.4 percent of 15- to 24-year-olds) that are not shown separately.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals due to rounding. Data were collected in the March following the reference year shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), March and Annual Social and Economic Supplement, selected years, 1982–2010.

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