Recently released, the 40th Annual Nation Movers Study conducted by United Van Lines, found South Dakota taking the top spot for states being moved into. Vermont inched out Oregon for the number 2 inbound state. The Northeast continues to experience a moving deficit while Southern states saw a high number of people moving in with 53 percent of all moves being inbound. United Van Lines found the top reasons for moving included company transfer/new job, retirement and proximity to family.
Moving In: The top inbound states of 2016 were:
1 South Dakota
5 South Carolina
7 District of Columbia
8 North Carolina
Moving Out: The top outbound states for 2016 were:
1 New Jersey
3 New York
7 West Virginia
United Van Lines has tracked migration patterns annually on a state-by-state basis since 1977. For 2016, the study is based on household moves handled by United within the 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C. This study ranks states based off the inbound and outbound percentages of total moves in each state.