Data from United Van Line’s “45th Annual National Movers Survey” tracks their exclusive data for customers’ state-to-state migration patterns.
Data from the survey indicates:
🔹Vermont is the state with the highest percentage of inbound migration during 2021, at 74 percent.
🔹South Dakota follows with 69 percent
🔹South Carolina at 63 percent
🔹West Virginia at 63 percent
🔹Florida at 62 percent.
Where are they moving from?
States with the highest percentage of outbound migration include:
🔹New Jersey at 71 percent
🔹Illinois at 67 percent
🔹New York at 63 percent
Connecticut at 60 percent
🔹California at 59 percent
In addition to the state-by-state data, United Van Lines conducts an accompanying survey to examine the motivations and influences of Americans’ interstate moves.
Primary reason for move: 2018-19, 2020-21
🔹Job change or transfer: 51.4%, 37.1%
🔹Physically closer to family: 23.2%, 29.6%
Retirement/lifestyle: 29.8%, 31.8%
The United Van Lines data analysis shows that the pre-pandemic move patterns were mostly the same as pandemic-era moves. However, the number of moves was substantially lower after the pandemic began.
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