In 2002, sixteen percent of families with children reported that they changed residence in the past year. Residential mobility varies by poverty status and family structure. Twice as many families with incomes below the poverty line moved, compared with families with incomes at or above the poverty line (29 percent and 14 percent, respectively). In addition, twice as many single-parent families moved compared with two-parent families (26 percent and 13 percent, respectively).
Percentage of families with children under age 18 that moved in the past year,
by poverty status: 2002
Source: Child Trends' analyses of March 2002 Current Population Survey data.