The States People Most Moved Into and Out Of in 2018

Curated by Paul Helmick

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  • Interactive Map produced by United Van Lines data (link) 42nd Annual National Movers Study
  • Americans are on the move, relocating to western and southern parts of the country
  • More residents moved out of New Jersey than any other state in 2018, with 66 percent of New Jersey moves being outbound
  • The state with the highest percentage of inbound migration was Vermont (73 percent) followed by Oregon
  • United Van is the the nation’s largest household goods mover and knows where Americans are moving to and from, but also the reasons why
  • One out of every two people who moved in the past year moved for a new job or company transfer, followed by retirement (28 percent), proximity to family (21 percent) and lifestyle change (19 percent)
  • In the full article below are the top ten inbound and outbound states.

Moving In

The top inbound states of 2018 were:

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

New to the 2018 top inbound list are Arizona at No. 5 and District of Columbia at No. 10, with 60.2 percent and 56.7 percent inbound moves, respectively.

Moving Out

The top outbound states for 2018 were:

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