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Migration trends in the U.S.

MOVING THROUGH THE YEARS: MIGRATION TRENDS IN THE U.S. SUDDATH O Suddath U0000 Suddath S Snert 1920s-1930s 1930s-1940s 1940s-1970s 1970s-TODAY After World War I (1914-1918) the majority of the migration into the U.S. was immigrants from Europe. The U.S. admitted over The dust bowl exodus also known as the "Dirty Thirties" caused Post World War II (1939-1945) the U.S. was reborn into a period of In the 1970s and 80s migration patterns decreased in general; it is thought that many people stayed put in their existing homes many workers to move to California as the land and farming work great prosperity. For millions of Americans in the 1950s the 14.5 million immigrants, most of whom entered through Ellis dried up (literally) in the U.S. and Canadian prairies. This great American Dream became a reality. Many families started leaving because they didn't have the need to look for work. At the end of Island (also known as the "Golden Door") in New York Harbor. migration West was the impetus and genesis of the moving the congested cities for the suburbs; within their reach was the the 20th century there was another increase in rural/suburban A great majority of these individuals settled near their ports of entry like New York City or they went on to other large cities like company with which we are familiar with today. When railroads were finally connecting the east and west coasts, wealthy families would move their belongings by paying men to load their items chance to have a house, car, dog and 2.3 kids. This was the living, this time thought to be because individuals and families genesis of the Baby Boomer generation and with it came a huge were leaving crowded metropolitan areas. Today we are Chicago and Boston to find work. Many states, especially those growth in America's population. As suburbs overtook the experiencing the highest homeownership rate of the past with sparse populations, actively sought to attract residents by into wagons and then deliver them to warehouses strategically American countryside, professional moving companies began to century with half of the U.S. population now living in the pop up everywhere to accommodate the growing demand for suburbs. It is estimated that 40 million Americans move annually. offering jobs or land for farming. There weren't many companies to help with these moves. The few that were in existence, like placed next to railroads. The moving company would then load them into a rail car and unload them at another warehouse when household goods relocation services. At this same time, the The moving industry itself grosses 16 billion dollars a year. A Suddath® (established in 1919), used two mules and a wagon to they reached their destination. From there the possessions would availability of affordable automobiles and the creation of the more recent trend among homeowners is owning fewer items transport the household goods. be loaded onto a wagon and then delivered to the new home. interstate road system provided quick and easy access throughout than previous generations and therefore they have smaller the continental U.S. These major transportation infrastructure shipments to move. This is a contributing factor in another trend in moving, Do It Yourself (DIY). Since there is less to move, These early mom and pop moving companies performed this task as a source of extra income, and it wasn't until the mid-twentieth PRESENTED BY improvements made the task of moving significantly easier and more affordable for all Americans. century that companies provided moving services exclusively. homeowners are opting to handle the move process themselves rather than paying for full-service packing and OSuddath moving services. This has also led to an up-tick in portable storage container usage. 02015 Suddath Van Lines, Inc. U.S. DOT No. 29609 Fla. IM No. 1411

Migration trends in the U.S.

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Migration patterns in the United States have changed many times over during the last century. Many factors have influenced the reasons for relocating, most notably economic reasons and employment avai...

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