2020 National Movers Migration Study

The United Van Lines 44th Annual National Movers Study is out. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on nearly all aspects of lifestyle and business and the moving industry is no exception.

Recent trends of southward and westward migration have been accelerated as movers migrate away from major metropolitan areas like New York City.

In 2020, New York was one of the most fled from states in the country, second only to New Jersey. Two-thirds of NY’s interstate moves were outbound and the rest were moving to the Empire State. 

Massachusetts also experienced outbound migration although not nearly to the extent that NY did. Roughly 57% of moves were outbound and 43% inbound.

Meanwhile, Connecticut’s stats are similar to New York’s. Only 36% of interstate moves conducted were inbound. The rest were residents leaving the state.

The top inbound states of 2020 were:

  • Idaho
  • South Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Arizona
  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Arkansas

The top outbound states for 2020 were:

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Illinois  
  • Connecticut
  • California
  • Kansas
  • North Dakota
  • Massachusetts
  • Ohio
  • Maryland

If you’re one of those movers planning an interstate move into or out of the Northeast United States, contact Meyer Household Moving for a free moving quote today!