Kansas City Local and Long-Distance Movers

According to the U.S. Census Bureau the average person in the United States moves 11 times in their lifetime. The pace of moving slows considerably after people turn 50, but overall we are definitely a mobile society.

About 1/3 of the moves people make are long-distance and 2/3 of the moves are local, or within 100 miles. Most adults during their lives move from apartments and condos to single family homes, and then back to apartments and condos. During a lifetime people gain a lot of personal belongings and then get rid of a lot of them. Storage units have become more and more popular over the years, and there are over 48,000 facilities in the U.S. as of 2019 with annual revenue over $38 billion.

How many people hire movers versus do-it-yourself? It breaks down to about 1/3 of people hire pros, 1/3 move with just their cars or a borrowed vehicle, and 1/3 rent a truck. Because more moves are local than long-distance it makes sense that people don’t hire movers especially if it’s apartment to apartment. There just isn’t that much to move.

Where are people moving? The 10 states gaining the most people in the last three years are:

10 Colorado
9 Nevada
8 Tennessee
7 South Carolina
6 Oregon
5 Texas
4 Washington
3 North Carolina
2 Arizona
1 Florida

Missouri is not one of the top 10 states people are moving to, nor one of the top 10 losing people. It’s staying fairly steady with a population of 6.1 million people are moving in and people moving out.

How did Missouri get its nickname? While much of the state’s history is tied to the mighty rivers that flow through it, the “Show Me State” got its nickname because of the devotion of its people to simple common sense. In 1899, Rep. Willard D. Vandiver said, “Frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I’m from Missouri. You’ve got to show me.”

Kansas City Local and Long-Distance Movers

A. Arnold Kansas City Movers has been taking care of the moving and storage needs for people all around Kansas City for many years. We can handle small moves across town all the way to moves around the world. Our affiliation with North American Van Lines gives us the resources to handle any move, so please call for a proposal to take care of your next move. 913-829-8267