Moving company’s annual survey says relocators still go West, South the most

United Van Lines' study of its customers shows migration patterns
  • United Van Lines' study of where it moved people last year favored the West and South.
  • Four Western states lead the places of where people move, and five states were in the South.
  • The company has tallied patterns in where it moves people since 1977.

Americans continue to pack up and head West and South. That’s a simple summary of results of annual survey conducted by people who know this country’s moving habits. The recently released United Van Lines’ 39th Annual National Movers Study tracks the moving company’s state-to-state customer migration patterns over the past year. For 2015, the study is based on household moves handled by United within the 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C.