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Oregon still a top moving destination

Oregon ranked number 2 in United Van Lines Movers Study for the second year in a row, which now marks 31 consecutive years of high-inbound migration.

January 16, 2019
  • Oregon ranked number 2 in United Van Lines Movers Study for the second year in a row, which now marks 31 consecutive years of high-inbound migration. The number one spot went to Vermont where 72.6 percent of movers were inbound movers. New Jersey regained the number 1 spot from Illinois as the most moved-out of state, with 66.8 percent of movers leaving the state.
  • The study tracks United Van Lines customers’ state-to-state migration patterns over the past year and Oregon came in at #2 with 63.8 percent of movers coming into Oregon and 36.2 percent leaving.
  • Reasons for moving to Oregon? Almost half of movers (47.2 percent) listed a job as the primary reason for making the move, while another 21.5 percent listed family as the reason for moving.
  • The study confirms long-term migration trends of Americans moving from the Northeast and Midwest to Western and Sunbelt states. For Oregon in particular, a large percentage of movers remain young professionals and retirees leaving California for Oregon where housing costs are relatively lower, climates are more temperate and job growth has been above the national average.

Source: JLL Research, United Van Lines 2018 Movers Study

 

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