Tuesday, January 6, 2015

United Van Lines: Oregon Remains #1 for In-bound Migration

The migration report of United Van Lines has been released, indicating Oregon remains the nation's #1 top in-migration state.

“Unique amenities such as outdoor recreation, arts and entertainment activities, and green space protection likely continue to propel Oregon to the top of the list for the second straight year,” said Michael Stoll, economist, professor and chair of the Department of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The United Van Lines' 38th annual study found that Oregon was the #1 destination for movers - with 66% of moves to and from the state being inbound - 5% above 2013 levels.

The Northeast region leads the United States in outbound migration. 

MOVING IN
The top-five inbound states of 2014 were:
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • Washington DC
  • Vermont
MOVING OUT
The top-five outbound states for 2014 were:
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Illinois
  • North Dakota
  • West Virginia