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PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — A new study shows New Jersey had the highest percentage of outbound moves in 2018. A higher percentage of people moved out of state than anywhere else in the county.
The study found that 66.8 percent of New Jersey moves were people leaving the state.
For comparison, 56.3 percent of Delaware moves were newcomers, while 52.1 percent of Pennsylvania moves were incoming.
Vermont’s population is among the smallest in the U.S., but a study from United Van Lines indicate people are moving to the New England state.
The suburban St. Louis-based moving company on Wednesday released its 42nd annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers’ state-to-state migration patterns.
Vermont has the second-smallest population among states, exceeding only Wyoming. Yet Vermont saw the highest percentage of inbound moves in 2018.
Four Western states filled out the top 5: Oregon, Idaho, Nevada and Arizona.
New Jersey had highest percentage of outbound moves, followed by Illinois, Connecticut, New York and Kansas.
The study showed that Americans continue to move west and south. The Mountain West and South regions saw high percentages of inbound moves. The Northeast and Midwest had high percentages of outbound moves.
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