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Top State Destinations People Moved to in 2019

Hollander United’s parent company United Van Lines recently published a blog titled ‘Top States People Moved to and From in 2019’ which looked at moving trends across the United States from last year. Today we are going to summarize some of the main findings, including which states people most often moved to, and which states they moved from. Top state destinations were determined by several factors including cost-of-living, natural beauty, and state property taxes.

Top Reasons for Moving in 2019

  1. Job opportunity or transfer – 47.98%
  2. Family-related – 23.66%
  3. Retirement – 20.15%
  4. General lifestyle change – 12.08%

Top 10 States People Relocated to

  1. Idaho
  2. Oregon
  3. Arizona
  4. South Carolina
  5. Washington
  6. District of Columbia
  7. Florida
  8. South Dakota
  9. North Carolina
  10. New Mexico

Top 10 States People Relocated From

  1. New Jersey
  2. Illinois
  3. New York
  4. Connecticut
  5. Kansas
  6. Ohio
  7. California
  8. Michigan
  9. North Dakota
  10. Iowa

A Deeper Look

To better understand these moving trends, United Van Lines decided to look at some of the determining factors behind why people chose to move to the top 3 states.

 

Idaho – Idaho offers a change of pace for those looking for a slower life pace. It also hosts a vast amount of natural beauty. The majority of out-of-state movers who relocated to Idaho did so for retirement (36% of movers).

 

Oregon – A strong economy and local job growth make Oregon a great place to relocate, especially for younger generations. Recent job growth in technology and manufacturing have attracted many people searching for better employment opportunities.

 

Arizona – Like Idaho, many people relocated to the warm climate of Arizona for retirement and lifestyle changes.

 

You can read the article in its entirety on the United Van Lines website. For any and all long distance moving needs Hollander Storage & Moving Company are here to help.

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