Just as we heard last year, no one wants to live in Connecticut. More importantly: move into it. However, if you’re one of those people just hoping for the silver lining; less people moved out this year.
Fox 61 reports that the latest United Van Lines looked over their annual summary of inbound and outbound moves. Few changed from over the past year. But, the bad part is that Connecticut hardly budged from its dismal spot from a year ago.
57 percent of United Van Line’s total moves in Connecticut were outbound. Last year, it was 60 percent. Still, Connecticut ranked 4th overall with most outbound moves in the country.
As for reasons for moving, the main excuse was for a job. About 40 percent of all outbound moves pursued a new opportunity in another state. Retirement and family also led with reasons for wanting to move, with 24 percent in each category representing a reason to leave. 16 percent of outbound moves cited lifestyle changes while the remaining 6 percent cited health reasons.
As for who else joined CT in the top states with most outbound movers: the glory goes to Illinois and New Jersey. 63 percent of their total moves were people scrambling to get out of dodge.
New York and Massachusetts also joined us in the top spots this year. Meaning, the Northeast needs to change something if it wishes to have anyone living in it within the next 20 or so years.
Meanwhile, New Hampshire and Maine saw the ratio between outbound and inbound moves evenly split.
The only salvageable information for the area is that Vermont enjoyed a large amount people moving in. About 68 percent of all moves happened to be INTO the state.
That said, some may take this study with a grain of salt. Then again, United Van Lines happens to be one of the top choices for movers. So, they occupy the first lines when it comes to moving trends.
As for WHERE the people are heading, that’s mostly out west. The far west. Wonder what they have that we don’t over there…?
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Nevada saw the most people moving in last year, alongside Vermont. Colorado, unsurprisingly, also saw a large increase in new residents.
Either way, the Northeast still needs to figure out how to reverse its exodus problem. As we said last year, it really did get worse…
What do you think the Northeast will look like 10 years down the road?