Residents of one region in the U.S. are on the move, and the main place they’re headed is outta there. A new study by United Van Lines determined that people are leaving New Jersey at a higher rate than any other state, while the Northeast region of the country appears to be the “most moved from” section of the U.S.
The New York Post reports that New Jersey was followed by Illinois, Connecticut and New York in the moving company’s 42nd annual National Movers Study, which tracks migration patterns from state to state.
The company is quoted saying: “The Northeast region continues to see more residents leaving than moving in, with 57 percent of all moves within the Northeast US being outbound moves.”
New Jersey had the highest “outbound” rate at 66.8%, followed by Illinois at 65.9%, Connecticut at 62%, New York at 61.5% and Kansas at 58.7%.
Ohio, Massachusetts, Iowa, Montana and Michigan rounded out the top 10 “most moved from” states.
“Vermont — whose population is the second-smallest in the nation — was the only Northeast state that made the ‘most moved to’ list, topping the list with 72.6 percent of its movers making inbound migrations,” The Post reports. “Four Western states filled out the top 5 ‘moved to’ list — Oregon, Idaho, Nevada and Arizona.”