Where Are Americans Moving To?

A Map of the United States

What a year 2020 turned out to be! The COVID pandemic coupled with an uncertain economy contributed to where people moved to around the country. Additionally, with many companies offering remote work, this allowed many to move to less densely populated areas or where the cost of living was significantly less. So, where did Americans move to during 2020?

Top Inbound States:

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

Top Outbound States:

  1. New Jersey
  2. New York
  3. Illinois
  4. Connecticut
  5. California
  6. Kansas
  7. North Dakota
  8. Massachusetts
  9. Ohio
  10. Maryland

What were the main reasons for moving? According to United Van Lines, which has tracked migration patterns for many years, the top reasons were: family reasons, being closer to family, employment change and lifestyle change.

How will 2021 shape up to be? With similar circumstances surrounding all of us, we may find this year to be very similar to last year. Of course, much will depend on how contained the pandemic will be and what part of the country the economy improves and job growth occurs.

Information Source: United Van Lines (https://www.unitedvanlines.com/newsroom/movers-study-2020)

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