Connecticut ranks #10 in most moved from states in 2014


(WTNH) — According to a new study conducted by the moving industry, Connecticut ranks tenth in the nation for the most people moving out of state.

The annual national movers study, released Friday by United Van Lines, concluded that more residents were moving out of Connecticut than into Connecticut in 2014. The study tracks customers’ migration patterns from state-to-state during the course of the past year.

The study found that Oregon is the top moving destination of 2014, with 66 percent of moves to and from the state being inbound – that’s a nearly 5 percent increase of inbound moves compared to 2013. Arriving at No. 2 on the list was South Carolina (61 percent inbound), followed closely in third by its northern neighbor, North Carolina (61 percent).

Connecticut wasn’t the only Northeastern state on the list. The region continues to see residents flee with New Jersey, New York and Connecticut all making the list of top outbound states for the third consecutive year. The reason for leaving? Retirement, according to a survey of moving families.

The Top-10 outbound states of 2014 were:

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Illinois
  • North Dakota
  • West Virginia
  • Ohio
  • Kansas
  • New Mexico
  • Pennsylvania
  • Connecticut

The Top-10 inbound states of 2014 were:

  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • Vermont
  • Florida
  • Nevada
  • Texas
  • District of Columbia
  • Oklahoma
  • Idaho

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