Young adults prefer to stay close to the nest

Brian Kramer, 21, said he moved to Montgomery County, MD, when he was 13, after being homeless for a few months. He plans to live and work in the county in the future, as the location provides a “sense of sustainability.”

Mr Kramer’s plan to stay closer to home would be in line with a pattern identified in a research paper released Monday from the Census Bureau in collaboration with Harvard University. The paper found that by age 26, 80% of young adults had walked less than 100 miles, and only 10% had walked more than 500 miles.