Here Are the Top States We Moved Into and Out of Last Year
Here’s how America reshuffled itself last year: An annual study looks at how many people moved into . . . and out of . . . all 50 states. And because of the pandemic, it looks like more of us headed for wide-open spaces last year.
Eight of the top ten states that Americans moved to have lower-than-average population density. So, less people per square mile.
Topping the list is Vermont. Just over 74% of interstate moves were inbound. So only 26% were people moving OUT of Vermont.
The rest of the top ten are South Dakota . . . South Carolina . . . West Virginia . . . Florida . . . Alabama . . . Tennessee . . . Oregon . . . Idaho . . . and Rhode Island. (The only two more densely populated than average are Rhode Island and Florida.)
The most popular state to move OUT of was . . . New Jersey for the fourth year in a row. Only 30% of interstate moves were inbound. 70% were outbound.
The top states we moved away from last year were New Jersey . . . Illinois . . . New York . . . Connecticut . . . California . . . Michigan . . . Massachusetts . . . Louisiana . . . Ohio . . . and Nebraska.
32% of people who moved in 2021 said it was to be closer to family. Only 33% moved for a new job, which is way down from 60% in 2015. Maybe because more people work from home now.