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National Movers Study Names Top Relocation Destinations for 2015

National Movers Study Names Top Relocation Destinations for 2015

January 25, 2016 By King Relocation


National Movers Study Names Top Relocation Destinations for 2015

According to United Van Lines’ 39th Annual Study, Oregon claimed the No. 1 spot as “Top Moving Destination” for the third year in a row

Each year, United Van Lines studies migration trends across the U.S. as part of its National Mover’s Study, and at King Companies we look forward to the annual study as it provides us with a snapshot of what changes from year to year in terms of the top inbound and outbound moving destinations.

This year, United Van Lines’ 39th Annual National Movers Study uncovered many interesting data points, and here are some of the highlights:

  • It is not surprising, given its gorgeous countryside, beautiful cities, and forward-thinking culture focused on green, sustainable lifestyles that Oregon topped the list as the most popular moving destination, for the third year in a row, with 69% of moves to and from the state during 2015 being inbound.
  • Washington, another Pacific Northwest state, joined the top inbound list for the first time, securing the No. 10 spot with 56% inbound moves.
  • States located in the Southern part of the U.S. also experienced a high number of people moving in with 53% of total moves being inbound.
  • The Northeastern part of the U.S. also continued to experience a “moving deficit” in 2015, with New Jersey (67%) and New York (65%) topping the list of outbound states. Connecticut and Massachusetts also joined the list of top outbound states this year with 63% and 57% outbound moves, respectively.
  • Vermont was an exception to the outbound trend throughout the Northeast, reporting 62% of moves as inbound, which garnered the state the No. 3 spot on the inbound states list.

This map created by United Van Lines offers a great visual overview of the top inbound and outbound states for 2015:


There are many factors that affect migration patterns across the U.S. – these can include business incentives that prompt employers to relocate their operations to reduce taxes or broaden the talent pool. Often, people will relocate to achieve a lower cost of living; take advantage of amenities such as arts and cultural opportunities, the club and restaurant scene, family-friendly events and activities, public transit, and cleaner living or, to retire.

If you relocated across the country or to a different state in 2015, we invite you to join the conversation by commenting on why you chose the location you moved to last year. Or, if you are planning to move in the coming year, what factors are you considering in choosing your new city of residence?

United Van Lines has been tracking migration patterns on a state-by-state basis, since 1977. In 2015, the study looked at household moves handled by United Van Lines and its agents within the 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C.

For more information on United Van Lines’ 38th Annual National Movers Study, please click here.

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