United Van Line’s 45th Annual Movers Study was released this month and contains some new trends in US migration patterns. In particular, South Carolina was listed in the top 3 states with the highest percentage of inbound migration.
Overall, the data indicates Americans are moving away from densely populated cities to lower-density areas.
The following map indicates the 5 states with the largest percentage of inbound migration (blue) and the 5 states with the highest percentage of outbound migration (red). Vermont (74%), South Dakota (69%), South Carolina (63%), West Virginia (63%) and Florida (62%) ranked high as popular new destinations, while Americans appear to be leaving New Jersey (71%), Illinois (67%), New York (63%), Connecticut (60%) and California (59%) at a faster rate than other states.
The United Van Line also examined mover motivation in their study. They found an increased desire to be near family and a decrease in job-related moves. Specifically, 32% of Americans moved in 2021 for a new job or job transfer, a drastic decrease from the 60% cited in 2015.
To learn more about United States migration patterns, explore the United Van Lines complete report.
Dan Hamilton is the founder of Hamilton & Co. and the lead listing agent for the team. He is the only agent in the Upstate endorsed by Shark Tank star and real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran. Additionally, Dan hosts a weekly radio show on The Answer 94.5 and 106.3 WORD giving tips and advice on real estate and is a frequent contributor for real estate on Your Carolina TV show on WSPA Channel 7.