Published: Fri, January 04, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Ohio Lands Spot On 2018 List Of States With Most Outbound Moves

Ohio Lands Spot On 2018 List Of States With Most Outbound Moves

At the same time, a higher rate of people moved out of New Jersey than any other state, with 66.8 percent of all moves in that state being outbound.

The state with the highest percentage of inbound migration, however, was Vermont (72.6 percent), with 234 total moves.

While not a ideal reflection of overall population totals, the migration patterns identified in the moving surveys tended to mirror a list of states that with negative population growth rates.

Last year IL led the nation in percentage of outbound moves in a report by North American Van Lines, a unit of Oakbrook Terrace-based Sirva. Four Western states filled out the top 5: Oregon, Idaho, Nevada and Arizona.

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Jobs are also the top reason for people moving to Kansas, the study shows.

The company's 42nd annual study showed that Americans continue to move west and south. The Mountain West states were popular choices for retirees. Rounding out the list for outbound migration in 2018 were Illinois, Connecticut, New York, Kansas, Ohio, Massachusetts, Iowa, Montana and MI, the study stated. NY (61.5 percent), and MA (56 percent) were the others.

On the other side of the ledger, the top inbound states were largely concentrated in the South and Mountain West, where job growth and lower living costs have been attracting transplants for years. "We're also seeing young professionals migrating to vibrant, metropolitan economies, like Washington, DC, and Seattle". The 2018 study is based on household moves handled by United within the 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C. and ranks states based off the inbound and outbound percentages of total moves in each state. Of the new residents, 34.38 percent said they moved due to their job and another 31.25 percent said they planned to retire there.

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