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I am, at present, from the place of my birth ...

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< 1% of the circumference of Earth
  10699 votes / 54%
1 to 3% of the circumference of Earth
  2498 votes / 12%
4 to 10% of the circumference of Earth
  2332 votes / 11%
11 to 25% of the circumference of Earth
  1404 votes / 7%
26 to 50% of the circumference of Earth
  2197 votes / 11%
(Constantly changing, from my ISS berth)
  424 votes / 2%
19554 total votes.
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  • by eggstasy (458692) on Saturday December 24, 2011 @10:09AM (#38481420) Journal

    Welcome to Olde Europe ;)
    My great-great-grandfather moved to Lisbon from his little village somewhere in the 19th century, and most of us haven't moved out of the neighborhood. Lots of relatives here. We still own the original stone house back in the little village, its origins lost in time.
    We've traced our genealogy all the way back to the 1600s when the church started recording baptisms, we were still there then, and plenty of relatives never moved out of it either :)

  • by Hartree (191324) on Saturday December 24, 2011 @04:38PM (#38484344)

    I'm typing this in the same bedroom that I had as a child.

    I'm single, and almost 50.

    I could be the perfect slashdotter, save that I'm employed and the basement floods in heavy rain.

  • Re:Circumference (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Rising Ape (1620461) on Sunday December 25, 2011 @08:41PM (#38490884)

    Something I was wondering, not being an American - obviously, the USA is much larger than the UK (where I'm from), but does that mean it's also typical for people to move much larger distances from home, or do people tend to stay roughly in the same area?

    I'm about 250 miles away from my place of birth normally, but most of the people I know are much closer to home. Well, apart from the three who moved to North America. My family pretty much stayed within a ~ 10 mile radius. Is this typical for the USA too?

  • Re:Circumference (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Pharmboy (216950) on Sunday December 25, 2011 @09:53PM (#38491160) Journal

    My family pretty much stayed within a ~ 10 mile radius. Is this typical for the USA too?

    Yes and no, but let me stretch that to a 50 mile radius. For people with a limited education (high school or less), absolutely yes. For people with moderate education (tech training), it is fairly common. For people with higher education, it is just as common to be half a country away. This is due to opportunities being more available to those with more education, but may be on a different coast, up to 3000 miles away. I was raised mainly in Texas, but live in North Carolina, about 1100 miles away. It is pretty easy to move 1000 miles away from home here.

    I would also add that a lot of people enter the military in the US, and those people are most likely to be stationed away from their home, and when they get out, odds are good they won't go back to their birthplace, being more used to living away. This is most true for those who stay more than a few years in the military.

    The reason I stretched that to a 50 mile radius is that I know many, many people who live in the same general area where they were born. My wife is around 50 miles from her birthplace, for instance. Many live in a suburb of their birthplace, and may be 20 miles away but still have the same friends and family stucture. Or they either moving from a small town to the nearest city (100k), or vise versa. We Americans aren't afraid to drive long distances regularly, considering we are a less urbanized country and gas is about 1/3rd to 1/2 the price it is in Europe.

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