In 2017, Americans on-the-move continued to head west, as the most popular areas to relocate were the Mountain and Pacific West regions, according to the United Van Lines’ 41st Annual National Movers Study.
United Van Lines has been collecting data on Americans’ migration patterns for over 40 years, answering questions about where people are moving to and from, and why?
This year’s data reflects longer-term trends of movement to the western and southern states, especially to those where housing costs are relatively lower, climates are more temperate and job growth has been at or above the national average, among other factors,” said Michael Stoll, economist and professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles. “We’re also seeing continued migration to the Pacific Northwest and Mountain West as young professionals and retirees leave California,” Stoll added.
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