2020 National Migration Study
United Van Lines has released the company’s 44th Annual National Migration Study, revealing in 2020, Americans continued to move westbound and southbound – and the COVID-19 pandemic factored into and accelerated many of those decisions to move.
For the second straight year, Idaho tops the list with the highest percentage of inbound migration. South Carolina ranks second, followed by Oregon, South Dakota and Arizona. New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Connecticut and California experienced the greatest exoduses.
According to the study, those who moved due to a new job or transfer was down from 2019, while moves to be closer to family was up significantly over prior years. Those who indicated that COVID-19 influenced their move cited concerns for personal, family health and well-being; desires to be closer to family; changes in employment status or work arrangement (including the ability to work remotely); and a desire for a lifestyle change or improvement of quality of life as reasons for their move.
The top inbound states (with 250 moves or more) of 2020 were:
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- North Carolina
The top outbound states for 2020 were:
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Dakota
To read the full article on the United Van Lines 2020 National Migration Study, click here.
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