North Brunswick, NJ (Vocus) June 29, 2010
Movers.com has just received the numbers for the first quarter, and they show certain relocation patterns in the U.S. Americans are moving in and out of certain cities and states at much higher volumes than others.
Florida takes the lead for inbound moves this quarter, with California trailing close behind. The two states switch places, however, when comparing the volume of outbound moves. Texas is the only other true contender when it comes to people moving in, though New York, Georgia, and North Carolina make strong showings as well. New York and Texas also distinguish themselves in outbound moves, showing that there is a flurry of relocation activity in these states going both ways.
The most popular major cities for Movers.com-assisted moves are, in order: Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix. Interestingly enough, these cities also have the highest showings for outward migration, in that same order.
The ratios of these numbers tell a different story. The state that has the highest ratio of inbound-to-outbound relocation is Texas, with North Carolina and Florida rounding out second and third. These states are actually seeing population growth, according to our relocation statistics.
The states that are seeing the most people leave without inbound moves to replace them are Michigan, New York, and Ohio.
Our major cities statistics show Dallas as the number one highest inbound-to-outbound metropolis in the U.S., followed by Houston, which fits with Texas's ranking as the current state with the most population growth. Phoenix takes a close third.
The other side of the spectrum shows Detroit, San Jose, and Philadelphia as seeing the most outbound, Movers.com-assisted relocations, though it seems that major cities are, on the whole, faring well for population growth.
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