Where Did Americans Move in 2013?


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Texas ranked among the top states in a recent study of where Americans moved in 2013. Fifty-six percent of moves involving the Lone Star State were inbound, placing it 7th on the list according to United Van Lines’ latest annual Migration Study. The study tracks the states the company’s customers move to and from during the course of a year.
The study concluded Oregon had the highest percentage of people moving in in 2013, while New Jersey once again saw more outbound moves relative to inbound moves than any other state — for the third time in the past four years.
United has tracked migration patterns on a state-by-state basis since 1977. The company classifies states as “high inbound” if 55 percent or more of the moves are going into the state, “high outbound” if 55 percent or more moves were coming out of the state, or “balanced” if the difference of inbound and outbound is negligible.
Below are the rankings from the United Van Lines study. To dig deeper, click here.

Moving In
1. Oregon
2. South Carolina
3. North Carolina
4. District of Columbia
5. South Dakota
6. Nevada
7. Texas
8. Colorado
Moving Out
1. New Jersey
2. Illinois
3. New York
4. West Virginia
5. Connecticut
6. Utah
7. Kentucky
8. Massachusetts
9. New Mexico