Sound of telephone ringing
Husband: Hi Honey, it's me.
Wife: Hi Jack! Say, you don't have to work late again,
Husband: Oh no! No. I'll be home on time.
Wife: Are you feeling all right?
Husband: Great. Just great!
Wife: Well how come you're calling?
Husband: I was wondering if you knew 37 million Americans
would be moving from one dwelling to another this year.
Wife: Jack are you sure you're all right?
Husband: Of course I'm all right. How 'bout this: Did
you know that more than a million families would be moving from
one state to another this year?
Wife: Jack, are you trying to tell me something?
Husband: As a matter of fact, I am. We're going to be
one of the families moving. The boss just called me and told
me I'm being transferred out west.
Wife: Here we go again.
Americans are on the move. Each year one out of five of us move to a new home. To find out all that's going on with our mobile population, you couldn't be in a better place! Take a look at the Equitable Demograph.
The states now shown in yellow are the most mobile. Over a third of their present residents were born in a different state. The most stay at homes are in the violet lighted states. The red states are just above the national average in movers. The blue states, just below.
Americans move for new jobs. For marriage. For better homes For new opportunities. And as we change our address, we change the face of America.
The states now lighted have the largest proportion of people living in cities. While those coming up in violet are the least urban: Idaho, the Dakotas, Vermont and New Hampshire. These states in red are just above the average in city population, and these in blue, just below the average.
In 1900 most Americans lived on farms. Today 2/3rds of us live in only 211 metropolitan centers.
Yes. Americans are on the move. And if you're among them, here's a reassuring fact to remember: Wherever you move in the USA, there's a man from Equitable nearby. Which means that whenever you need service, you can count on getting it. Fast. With Living Insurance from Equitable.
The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States.