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Millions of Americans Have Moved Due to Coronavirus

Young adults are most likely to have relocated, new data show.

A student moves out of a dorm at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., on March 12.
A student moves out of a dorm at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., on March 12.Photographer: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has infected nearly 3 million Americans and killed over 130,000, has also caused millions to uproot themselves from their homes.

Three percent of U.S. adults have moved either temporarily or permanently and six percent say that someone has moved into their home because of Covid-19, according to new Pew Research Center data. In total, more than one in five adults either moved themselves, had someone move into their home, or knew someone who did due to the virus.