Americans are moving from state to state at the highest rate since the early '90s, reports USA Today. The trend stems from immigrants spreading out from the traditional gateway states in search of jobs and lower living costs, as well as a larger number of mobile twenty-somethings. In a 2006 Census survey, 2.7% of Americans said they had moved from a different state in the previous year.
The number of Americans in their 20s declined from 40.5 million in 1990 to 38.3 million in 2000, and rose again to almost 42 million in 2006. State-hopping hit a low in the late '90s, when baby boomers reached their fifties, according to USA Today's analysis of the Census data.