A Lot Of People Are Moving OUT Of Iowa

For all the accolades that Iowa receives, a new study reports that Iowa is among the top ten states from which people are moving.

United Van Lines just released their "42nd Annual National Movers Study," revealing the states where the most people moved to and from in 2018.

Vermont is the state where most people moved to in 2018, with 72.6% of moves to the state being inbound. Oregon is once again second with 63.8%, followed by Idaho with 62.4%. New states making the Top Ten this year include Arizona and District of Columbia.

U.S. States With The Most People Moving In

  1. Vermont
  2. Oregon
  3. Idaho
  4. Nevada
  5. Arizona
  6. South Carolina
  7. Washington
  8. North Carolina
  9. South Dakota
  10. District of Columbia

Unfortunately, Iowa makes the OTHER list:

U.S. States With The Most People Moving Out

  1. New Jersey
  2. Illinois
  3. Connecticut
  4. New York
  5. Kansas
  6. Ohio
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Iowa
  9. Montana
  10. Michigan 

This is the tenth straight year New Jersey has landed in the Top Ten.  Iowa is among the new additions to the Top Ten this year (55.5% of moves are OUT),along with  Montana (55%) and Michigan (55%).

Ironically, business leaders in Iowa are bullish on 2019.  How might population loss end the good times in the state?  We'll talk about that Friday at 9 am.

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