Idaho Is America's Top Moving Destination


We recently posted moving data from Atlas Van Lines, now it's United Van Lines' turn. According to their 2020 National Movers study, Idaho had the highest percentage of inbound migration, which marks their first time leading the list in over 25 years. Click here to read more.

As for the outbound leader, that honor goes once again to New Jersey, with 68.5% of their moves in the outbound category.  In addition, United reported that Baby Boomers moved than any other age group in 2019.  Indeed….

“Key factors like the Baby Boomer generation re-locating upon reaching retirement age as well as states’ economic performances and housing costs drove these 2019 moving patterns,” said Michael A. Stoll, economist and professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The top inbound states (with 250 moves or more) of 2019 were:

  1. Idaho
  2. Oregon
  3. Arizona
  4. South Carolina
  5. Washington
  6. District of Columbia
  7. Florida
  8. South Dakota
  9. North Carolina
  10. New Mexico

The top outbound states for 2019 were:

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

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Click here to read the full release from United Van Lines.