Tuesday, May 11, 2010

United Van Lines Ranks Oregon as #2 US Move Destination

United Van Lines reports that Oregon is the second most popular move destination, according to United, Oregon had a 58.9% inbound move rate. In 2009, almost 2,400 households took the trail to the Beaver State.  The mover's annual "migration" study tracked more than 143,000 state-to-state household moves.  The report corroborates a trend reported by, U-Haul listing Portland as the #3 destination for net in-migration cities for 2009.

In its report, United Van Lines considers destinations "high-inbound locations" if 55% or more of moves go into a state. United's top move destinations for 2009 were:

  • Washington DC
  • Oregon
  • Nevada
  • Arkansas
  • Wyoming
  • Idaho
  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • Texas
  • North Carolina
See United's state-by-state detail report for 2009.

Our question to investors: What do you think these reports mean in cities where growth is limited and there are no new multifamily projects being built for the next several years?