Study ranks Seattle as second most transient large

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Seattle ranked as the second most transient large city across the U.S., according to a new study.

The study, from Construction Coverage, found 23.4% of the population moved throughout the year, a total of 175,193 movers. This includes the 113,430 people who moved within the same county, 13,772 who moved from a different county in the same state, 36,926 who moved from a different state and 11,065 who moved from abroad.

According to the study, the rate at which people move around has been declining since the early 2000s.

"According to U.S. Census data, geographic mobility peaked in the late 1980s, then held steady through the 1990s before entering a slow decline at the beginning of this century," the study said.

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