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Looking to move? The Census has an app for that

The dwellr app.
Source: Dwellr | iTunes

The number of Americans willing or even able to change residences dropped dramatically during the recession, but now that housing is in recovery and home equity is returning, more may be considering a move. So where should they go? There's an app for that, a new one from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Dwellr, which launched this week, mines the considerable data of the Census and marks a new step in the government agency's digital transformation to make its information more accessible to the public.

"It's an easy way to explore a huge amount of data," said Stephen Buckner, assistant director of communications for the Census.

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