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Who Moved and Where Did They Go? An analysis of residential moving patterns in King County, WA between 2002–2017

Abstract: From 2002-2017, moderate and middle socioeconomic status (SES) King County residents exhibited greater rates of moving compared to the lowest and highest SES residents. Geographically, movement rates were highest in East King County and North Seattle. High-SES residents were the least likely to move during all years. The percentage of King County residents in the high-SES group increased by 8.9 percentage points between 2002 and 2017, while the percentages of middle-, moderate- and lower-SES residents decreased (by 3.3, 3.2, and 2.4 percentage points, respectively). Neighborhoods in Seattle and East King County have seen the biggest percentage increases in high-SES residents from 2002 to 2017. Low-SES residents in all regions were the most likely to move out of the Puget Sound area. High-SES residents were most likely to move within their neighborhood.

Keywords: Socioeconomic Status; Washington;

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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Part of Series: Community Development Research Brief

Publication Date: 2023-01-31

Volume: 2023

Issue: 01

Pages: 52

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