Moving company ranks N.J. as top state people leave

Posted: January 09, 2013

New Jersey is No. 1.

Those pulling up roots in the Garden State have put New Jersey in the top spot for those gone packing more than in any other state, or so says United Van Lines, a commercial moving company.

The company today released a 2012 study of those it has moved throughout the nation. It shows 62 percent of New Jersey migrators are heading out rather than moving into the state. New Jersey replaces Illinois as the state more people are leaving; Illinois is now second.

Pennsylvania is about even, the company says. The study also notes that larger states such as Florida, Texas, and California have more total moves than other states because of "sheer" size.

So where to people want to live?

United Van Lines reports that the nation's capital and the Northwest are the big winners. After Washington D.C., top destinations include Oregon, Nevada, North Carolina and South Carolina.

The other top losers with New Jersey include West Virginia, New York and New Mexico. United Van Lines, by the way, reports on its website that it has been tracking this data since 1977. On the same website, the company offers moving estimates for those coming or going in any state.


Contact staff writer Barbara Boyer at 856-779-3838, bboyer@phillynews.com, or follow on Twitter @BBBoyer.

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