Americans continue to move to the West and
Southeast, and an analysis shows many of them are moving to North
United Van Lines has been tracking moving trends since 1977. The
study of more than 227-thousand moves handled by the company in
2006 in the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia was
North Carolina had the highest inbound migration with 64 percent
of moves going into the state. Oregon was second at 62 and a half
percent, followed by South Carolina at slightly more than 60
percent, and Nevada and Idaho and 59 percent.
At the other end, Michigan and North Dakota tied for the most
outbound migration. Nearly two-thirds of all moves in both states
were heading out. The analysis shows Americans are moving away from
parts of the Northeast and Midwest.