The States Where Most People Are Moving From And To

For some people, the New Year may bring a new place to live, and based on results of a new report, where a lot of people may be moving to may surprise you. 

According to United Van Lines' "45th Annual National Movers Study:”

  • Vermont is the state where most people moved to in 2021, with 74%% of moves to the state being inbound.
  • On the flipside, for the fourth year in a row, New Jersey has seen the largest amount of people moving out of the state, with 71% of outbound moves.
  • Kentucky and Wyoming are the most “balanced states,” with the same number of residents moving inbound and outbound.
  • And it certainly looks like people are moving away from crowded areas with nine of the Top 10 outbound states being densely populated states.
  • As for why people moved last year:
    • 32.5% of Americans say they moved for a new job or a job transfer.
    • 31.8% say they moved to be closer to family.

U.S. States With The Most People Moving In

  1. Vermont
  2. South Dakota
  3. South Carolina
  4. West Virginia
  5. Florida
  6. Alabama
  7. Tennessee
  8. Oregon
  9. Idaho
  10. Rhode Island

U.S. States With The Most People Moving Out

  1. New Jersey
  2. Illinois
  3. New York
  4. Connecticut
  5. California
  6. Michigan
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Louisiana
  9. Ohio
  10. Nebraska 

Source:United Van Lines

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