If you live in one of these yellow states, you may be asking yourself, “Where have all the people gone?” According to United Van Lines’ 36 annual “migration” study, the Northeast region has the most outbound residents and Washington D.C. leads for inbound movers.“As the nation’s largest household goods mover, United’s data is an accurate reflection of the overall U.S. moving trends,” explained Carl Walter, Vice President of United Van Lines. “Tracking the number of inbound and outbound domestic moves helps provide insight into overall migration trends.”
United has tracked migration patterns annually on a state-by-state basis since 1977. This study in particular highlights only the household goods moves. They are determined to either be “high inbound” or “high outbound” if over 55% or more of the moves are going into or out of each state.
- District of Columbia
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- New Jersey
- West Virginia
- New York
- New Mexico
Overall, it’s no surprise that some of these states are on this list. I could speculate that everyone’s moving out of Jersey thanks to “Jersey Shore” or that everyone loved D.C. in 2012 because it was an election year. The truth is, it’s much harder to find the reasons why we do what we do, but with the data of how we move, Blackhawk Moving & Storage is better able to determine its market needs and in turn, provide ever-improving moving service to our clients.
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