WENATCHEE - An annual study which tracks the migration patterns of U.S. residents has placed Washington among its top ten states where people are relocating.
The National Movers Study is compiled by the moving company United Van Lines of St. Louis Missouri, and has been tracking state-to-state migration activity over the last 42 years.
Their latest report, which analyzed relocation trends for 2018, places Washington as the seventh-highest inbound state in the nation. The Evergreen State was among several other Western states that also made the study’s inbound top ten, including Oregon and Idaho, which placed number two and three respectively, as well as Nevada and Arizona which checked in at number four and five on the list.
The study identified Vermont as the state with the most inbound migration last year, especially for retirees and those relocating for work. Other states to make the top ten were South Carolina, North Carolina, South Dakota, and the District of Columbia.
The states with the highest outbound relocation statistics were New Jersey, Illinois, Connecticut, New York, and Kansas. Montana was the only Western state to register a larger percentage of outbound moves than inbound according to the study.