United Van Lines released its National Movers Study for 2020, which analyzes the data for customer moves state-to-state in 2020. United Van Lines also conducts a survey to find the migration patterns of their customers and to determine what has influenced their decision to relocate. 

Moving In

South Carolina has moved up the list of the top inbound states in 2020. Tennessee, Alabama, and Arkansas have moved into the top 10 inbound list. Here is the full list of the top 10 states for inbound moves. 

  1. Idaho
  2. South Carolina
  3. Oregon
  4. South Dakota
  5. Arizona
  6. North Carolina
  7. Tennessee
  8. Alabama
  9. Florida
  10. Arkansas

South Carolina Relocation Trends (2020)

Of the relocations in South Carolina, 64% were people moving into the state, compared to the 36% that moved out of the state. People over the age of 55 were the largest group to move into the state in 2020. 

There are a variety of reasons for inbound relocations including family, jobs, and retirement being the most common. For more details about the reasons people are moving to South Carolina, check out the graph below. 

Georgia Relocation Trends (2020)

Even though Georgia did not make the top 10 list for inbound relocations, they still had 51% of people moving into the state. Similarly to South Carolina, the most common age range to move into the state was over 55 years old, followed closely by those between the ages of 35 to 44. 

See the graph above to compare how the Georgia inbound relocations contrast to those in South Carolina. 

Since 1977, United Van Lines has been tracking relocation trends across the U.S. in their annual movers study. As an agent for United Van Lines, ADSI Moving Systems is proud to help support your relocation needs throughout the two-state area and across the U.S., in partnership with our United Van Lines agency network. As you are planning for 2021, if you find that a move is in your future, we look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

The Coronavirus has made many impacts on the housing market in 2020, but how will these changes correlate to the trends of 2021? Visit our blog for a closer look at relocation trends and outlooks for 2021