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Editor's note: This story has been edited to correct that the Canadian provinces not categorized as "outbound" were Newfoundland and New Brunswick.Only Washington, D.C., and nine states -- primarily in the Southwest and Mid-Atlantic regions -- were labeled "inbound" by receiving a net influx (over 55 percent) of Atlas moves in 2011, according to Atlas Van Lines' 2011 annual migration patterns report, released this month. Atlas has tracked annual Atlas shipment patterns for Canada and the U.S., by state, since 1993. Those states falling between 55 percent net influx and outgoing moves were labeled "balanced"; those above that percentage, either incoming or outgoing, were labeled "inbound" or "outbound," respectively. Washington, D.C., had the highest percentage net influx of Atlas shipments in 2011, continuing its six-year run at the top -- 69 percent of its 856 Atlas shipments in 2011 were inbound. North Carolina, at a 61 percent net i...