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

  • 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.

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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. For the third consecutive year, Oregon holds on to the no. 1 spot as the place the company moves people to. There were four Western states on the list. Florida was no. 6 on the inbound list, one of four Southern states on the top inbound list-- five if DC is considered a Southern state. In the Southern states, 53 percent of United’s moves were inbound. Using separate customer research, the company found that most people who move to the South do so for a job, retirement or to be close to to family. Where are the...