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Americans moved around a lot in 2021, and some states seem to be more popular than others.
National moving company United Van Lines released its 45th annual National Movers Study on Monday, which analyzed internal customer data.
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According to United Van Lines, "Americans were on the move to lower-density areas and to be closer to their families throughout last year."
United Van Lines’ Top Inbound States of 2021
The 10 U.S. states that came out on top for move-ins were Vermont, South Dakota, South Carolina, West Virginia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Oregon, Idaho and Rhode Island. Maine, New Mexico and Utah were close runner-ups.
With an exception to Florida and Rhode Island, Census data shows that eight out of the 10 "top inbound" states United Van Lines identified are in the top 25 least densely populated states.
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United Van Lines’ customer base cited a variety of reasons for their out-of-state moves, which included quality of life factors like retirement, health, family, work and costs.
According to the study’s findings, about 31.8% of Americans moved to be closer to their family while about 32.5% moved for a new job or job transfer. The study also found that Gen X retirees sought out smaller towns instead of populated cities. For example, new retirees who moved to Florida in 2021 largely chose areas like Punta Gorda, Sarasota and Fort Myers-Cape Coral over Orlando or Miami.