Atlas Van Lines Migration Patterns Study – Real Estate Investing Today

Last week we posted United Van Lines’ annual moving report and this week we’re taking a look at Atlas Van Lines’ 2020 Migration Patterns Study.  According to the report, 23 states registered as balanced (in/out moves were roughly equal) 12 were outbound, and 15 were inbound.  In addition, their data showed a decrease in moves from 2019 to 2020.

“Millions of Americans relocated in 2020 because of COVID-19, moving out of college dorms that abruptly closed, moving back to home states to work remotely, moving out of housing that no longer suited their lifestyle and more. Alternatively, companies relocated employees at much lower rates for work assignments in the U.S. and abroad. It’s clear COVID-19 was a deciding factor in moving patterns in 2020, having a unique impact on moving trends.”

The top 10 inbound states of 2020 were:

  1. Idaho
  2. North Carolina
  3. Maine
  4. New Hampshire
  5. Alabama
  6. District of Columbia
  7. New Mexico
  8. Nevada
  9. Alaska
  10. Kentucky

The top 10 outbound states of 2020 were:

  1. New York
  2. Illinois
  3. New Jersey
  4. Louisiana
  5. West Virginia
  6. Nebraska
  7. Minnesota
  8. Indiana
  9. California
  10. Iowa

Click here to read the full report at Atlas Van Lines.


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