On the move: “We’re outta here” …

Each year, United Van LinesUnited Van Lines published a report indicating the number of net moves made into and out of states.

Here’s the summary …



And, here are the details re: states with the highest outflows and inflows …


First, the top net outbound states for 2015 were:

  1. New Jersey
  2. New York
  3. Illinois
  4. Connecticut
  5. Ohio
  6. Kansas
  7. Massachusetts
  8. West Virginia
  9. Mississippi
  10. Maryland

For the top-most states, the common thread are (very) high state& local taxes.

Political note: Not good campaign news for Govs. Christie (#1) and Kasich (#5)


And, the top 10 net inbound states:

The top inbound states of 2015 were:

  1. Oregon
  2. South Carolina
  3. Vermont
  4. Idaho
  5. North Carolina
  6. Florida
  7. Nevada
  8. District of Columbia
  9. Texas
  10. Washington

United says that that the driving forces are (1) Jobs (2) Housing & living costs … and, oh yeah, (3) State & local taxes.

Note the northern states: Oregon, Vermont and Washington … folks positioning for global warming?



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One Response to “On the move: “We’re outta here” …”

  1. Jody Wise Says:

    It would be interesting to add a layer to this picture of retirement impact as the big baby boom retires. This would explain Carolina’s and Florida and it might also explain Vermont and possibly PNW…. And, of course, the favorite retirement destination — become a member of congress…. :-)

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