10 States People Are Fleeing And 10 States People Are Moving To

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It’s not a surprise that people are moving long-distance more than ever. Events over the past couple of years, many of them a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, have created new challenges and opportunities. Much of the population decided to move away from familiarity or have taken the opportunity to pursue new avenues. Even increased prices among top-rated moving companies have done little to slow the migration.

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Orlando is the No. 3 U.S. Destination City according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report, rising one spot from its ranking on last year’s list. (PRNewsfoto/U-Haul)


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According to address-change-request data from the United States Postal Service, permanent address change requests jumped 3.3% to over 10.2 million between 2019 and 2020. 2021 saw similar results with only a slight drop in volume from 2020. The USPS data suggests that many are leaving large cities and chilly states for less congested areas and warmer climes.

Why Are They Moving?

According to data in the 2021 United Van Lines annual national movers study, the most common reason, by far, for moving during the years leading up to last was work-related. Although still at the top of the list, moving for work dropped nearly 19% from 2019 to 2021, while moving closer to family saw a significant increase in popularity and now ranks just .7% behind work-related moving. Moving to be closer to family had jumped nearly 13% since 2015 when it lagged behind work-related moving by over 41%.

 


Top State People Are Moving From:

1. California
2. Illinois
3. New York
4. Pennsylvania
5. Massachusetts
6. Washington
7. Colorado
8. Indiana
9. Michigan
10.Wisconsin

Why Are They Moving?

According to data in the 2021 United Van Lines annual national movers study, the most common reason, by far, for moving during the years leading up to last was work-related. Although still at the top of the list, moving for work dropped nearly 19% from 2019 to 2021, while moving closer to family saw a significant increase in popularity and now ranks just .7% behind work-related moving. Moving to be closer to family had jumped nearly 13% since 2015 when it lagged behind work-related moving by over 41%.


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