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An article from United Van Lines, when looking at reasons for relocation nationwide, “the Mountain West led the way with retirees, with one in four movers indicating that they chose to move to this location for retirement reasons. Regions which saw the most inbound moves for company transfers included the Midwest (63%) and Pacific West (62%). The region with the largest exodus of residents due to finding jobs elsewhere was the southern U.S. (62%). Across all regions, nearly one in five of those who moved in 2016 moved to be closer to family. In 2016 the top 3 states for In-Bound relocations were South Dakota, Vermont, and Oregon while the top 3 states for outbound moves were New Jersey, Illinois, and New York. Some states are also listed as balanced, meaning they have a healthy number of inbound and outbound moves across the board. Check out how all the states across the U.S. stacked up in this graphic created by United Van Lines.
Let’s take a closer look at how the two-state stacked up in this year’s results. The state of Georgia came in at #15 with just shy of 8,000 moves, 7,999 to be exact, for the 2016 year. Of those moves 52.3% were inbound shipments and 47.7% were outbound. The state of South Carolina fared a little better, coming in at #5. In 2016 there were 3,948 total shipments either in or out of South Carolina, 39.6% of those were outbound, while a whopping 60.4% were inbound, looks like more and more folks have Carolina on their mind.