More people move out of New Jersey than anywhere else.
That’s the conclusion of a recent moving company study that found that New Jersey leads the nation for the third time in the past four years in people moving away from the state.
The findings in the 37th annual United Van Lines Migration Study found that there were 64 percent more people moving outbound of the Garden State than moving inbound.
The study tracks the company’s customers’ movements during the year to arrive at the results.
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“As the nation’s largest household goods mover, United’s shipment data illustrates national state-to-state migration trends,” said United Van Lines vice president Carl Walter. “… through our study are able to identify the states that are attracting or losing residents.”
And New Jersey’s not alone in the Northeast as states like New York (61 percent), West Virginia (60 percent), Connecticut (59 percent) and Massachusetts (56 percent) also landed in the list of top outbound states.
Pennsylvania and Delaware however were balanced with a nearly identical amount of resident departing and arriving, according to the study.
As for states seeing an increase of residents, Oregon was top (even though they did lose Eagles coach Chip Kelly) with a 61 percent inbound rate. The District of Columbia (57 percent) is the closets place to our area with a high inbound rate.