2010 United Van Lines Annual Migration Study
Highlights from the 2010 United Van Lines Annual Migration Study, released earlier this month (see map above, click to enlarge):
1. In 2010, the District of Columbia (64.3%) was once again the top destination in the United States for the third consecutive year. North Carolina (57.8%) was the only other mid-Atlantic state to experience high-inbound traffic, rising from No. 10 on the list in 2009 to No. 3 in 2010.
2. In the South, South Carolina (56%) appeared on the high-inbound list for the first time since 2008.
3. In the Western, region, only two states, down from six in 2009, captured high-inbound rankings. Oregon (59.5%) once again came in second and celebrated its 23rd year of high-inbound migration. Idaho (57.6%) appeared on the high-inbound list for the second consecutive year.
4. New Jersey (62.5%) claimed the top spot on the high-outbound traffic list. Also in the North East, New Hampshire (55.6%) had the seventh highest out-bound traffic.
5. The Great Lakes region continued to have the highest out-bound traffic levels in the nation, with four of the region’s states experiencing high outbound traffic. Michigan (62%), which was the top outbound state from 2006-2009, fell to No. 2 in 2010. Illinois (57.3%), Ohio (55.6%) and Pennsylvania (55.4%) also experienced high out-bound traffic.
MP: The number of interstate United household moves last year (146,837) was 2.5% above 2009 (143,194), but way below the numbers in 2008 (198,962) and 2007 (212,917).