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When It Comes to Moving, Millennials Are Stuck in the Mud

Americans 25 to 35 years old are changing homes a lot less than previous generations did at the same ages.
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Photographer: Matt Dutile/Getty Images

Fairly or not, the millennial generation has a reputation as footloose and fancy-free. Or, to put it less kindly, slow to launch—slower to get married, buy a house, and have kids than the young people of previous generations.

So you’d think they’d be moving all over the country, discovering whether they’d rather live in a micro-apartment in the Midwest, say, or telecommute from an old farmhouse a couple of hours outside a big city.