Americans Are Fleeing These US States (Here’s Where They’re Going)

It’s been a very busy time for moving. With a wave of new retirees and work-from-home on the rise, it seems Americans are moving more than ever. But which states are they moving from and what states are they going to? We put together the data and it is quite fascinating.

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Here are the top states people are leaving.

20. Michigan

50.2% Outbound moves

Roughly 70% of outbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 40% of outbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 32.25%
  • Health 4.18%
  • Family 27.84%
  • Lifestyle 19.03%
  • Job 22.74%

19. Oklahoma

50.7% Outbound moves

Roughly 50% of outbound movers were under the age of 44. Over 33% of outbound movers had a household income between $100,000 to $149,999. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 12.12%
  • health 1.52%
  • Family 15.15%
  • Lifestyle 4.55%
  • Job 68.18%

18-17. Minnesota

(tie) – 51.2% Outbound moves

Roughly 50% of outbound movers were under the age of 54. Over 41% of outbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 18.62%
  • Health 3.72%
  • Family 22.87%
  • Lifestyle 9.04%
  • Job 51.06%

18-17. Missouri

(tie) – 51.2% Outbound moves

Roughly 50% of outbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 37% of outbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 21.74%
  • Health 3.86%
  • Family 21.26%
  • Lifestyle 8.21%
  • Job 44.93%

16. Nebraska

51.4% Outbound moves

Roughly 50% of outbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 38% of outbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 20.59%
  • Health 1.47%
  • Family 22.06%
  • Lifestyle 2.94%
  • Job 55.88%

15. Mississippi

51.9% Outbound moves 

Roughly 50% of outbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 38% of outbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 11.84%
  • Health 2.63%
  • Family 11.84%
  • Lifestyle 5.26%
  • Job 71.05%

14. Louisiana

52.7% Outbound moves

Roughly 57% of outbound movers were under the age of 44. Over 46% of outbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 8.74%
  • Health 2.91%
  • Family 11.65%
  • Lifestyle 3.88%
  • Job 72.82%

13-12. Virginia

(tie) – 53.1% Outbound moves

Roughly 55% of outbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 42% of outbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 21.75%
  • Health 4.75%
  • Family 27.00%
  • Lifestyle 9.25%
  • Job 41.75%

13-12. Indiana

(tie) – 53.1% Outbound moves 

Roughly 46% of outbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 33% of outbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 20.92%
  • Health 3.92%
  • Family 19.61%
  • Lifestyle 12.42%
  • Job 57.52%

11. Pennsylvania

53.3% Outbound moves 

Roughly 50% of outbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 47% of outbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 19.49%
  • Health 5.93%
  • Family 18.93%
  • Lifestyle 13.28%
  • Job 46.89%

10. Maryland

55% Outbound moves

Roughly 54% of outbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 46% of outbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 26.89%
  • Health 4.25%
  • Family 19.81%
  • Lifestyle 11.79%
  • Job 41.98

9. Ohio

56.1% Outbound moves

Roughly 51% of outbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 43% of outbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 19.40%
  • Health 4.10%
  • Family 21.86%
  • Lifestyle 10.38%
  • Job 46.17%

8. Massachusetts 

56.6% Outbound moves

Roughly 55% of outbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 49% of outbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 24.24%
  • Health 4.92%
  • Family 24.24%
  • Lifestyle 19.70%
  • Job 35.23%

7. North Dakota 

56.7% Outbound moves

Roughly 45% of outbound movers were over the age of 55. Only 18.75% of outbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 8.70%
  • Health 8.70%
  • Family8.70%
  • Lifestyle 21.74%
  • Job 56.52%

6. Kansas

58.6 % Outbound moves

Roughly 57% of outbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 33% of outbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 22.77%
  • Health 3.96%
  • Family 25.74%
  • Lifestyle 5.94%
  • Job 47.52%

5. California

58.7% Outbound moves

Roughly 55% of outbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 44% of movers outbound had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 22.69%
  • Health 5.41%
  • Family 30.35%
  • Lifestyle 18.78%
  • Job 30.65%

4. Connecticut

63.5% Outbound moves

Roughly 60% of outbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 48% of outbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 31.28%
  • Health 8.21%
  • Family 21.54%
  • Lifestyle 21.54%
  • Job 30.26%

3. Illinois

66.4% Outbound moves

Roughly 56% of outbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 42% of outbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 27.64%
  • Health 4.01%
  • Family 23.18%
  • Lifestyle 17.83%
  • Job 34.18%

2. New York

66.9% Outbound moves

Roughly 68% of outbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 44% of outbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 25.26%
  • Health 5.15%
  • Family 22.68%
  • Lifestyle 18.04%
  • Job 34.19%

1. New Jersey

69.5% Outbound moves

Roughly 69% of outbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 49% of outbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 32.25%
  • Health 4.18%
  • Family 27.84%
  • Lifestyle 19.03%
  • Job 22.74%

Here are the top states people are moving to.

28. Wisconsin

50% Inbound moves

Roughly 46% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 38% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 6.78%
  • Health 5.93%
  • Family 35.59%
  • Lifestyle 6.78%
  • Job 46.61%

27. Colorado

50.4% Inbound moves

Roughly 56% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 45% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 17.46%
  • Health 6.58%
  • Family 32.65%
  • Lifestyle 20.18%
  • Job 32.65%

26. Georgia

51% Inbound moves

Roughly 50% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 41% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 15.59%
  • Health 4.57%
  • Family 25.27%
  • Lifestyle 11.02%
  • Job 50.00%

25. Montana

51.2% Inbound moves

Roughly 65% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 38% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

Retirement 41.11%
Health 4.44%
Family 26.67%
Lifestyle 18.89%
Job 21.11%

24. New Hampshire

51.8% Inbound moves

Roughly 66% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 51% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

Retirement 19.23%
Health 13.46%
Family 36.54%
Lifestyle 23.08%
Job 28.85%

23. Iowa

52.1% Inbound moves

Roughly 56% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 30% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 10.67%
  • Health 6.67%
  • Family 41.33%
  • Lifestyle 5.33%
  • Job 45.33%

22-21. Nevada

(tie) – 52.4% Inbound moves

Roughly 59% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 39% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

Retirement 28.66%
Health 1.83%
Family 23.17%
Lifestyle 23.78%
Job 31.10%

22-21. Kentucky

(tie) – 52.4% Inbound moves

Roughly 45% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 42% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

Retirement 14.02%
Health 6.54%
Family 28.97%
Lifestyle 7.48%
Job 50.47%

20.  New Mexico

53.5% Inbound moves

Roughly 76% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 22% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

Retirement 32.63%
Health 8.42%
Family 21.05%
Lifestyle 20.00%
Job 26.32%

19. Texas

54% Inbound moves

Roughly 44% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 46% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

Retirement 12.50%
Health 4.69%
Family 26.32%
Lifestyle 9.50%
Job 52.64

18. Washington

54.5% Inbound moves

Roughly 44% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 40% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 11.85%
  • Health 4.34%
  • Family 26.30%
  • Lifestyle 8.96%
  • Job 52.89%

17. Utah

54.9% Inbound moves

Roughly 46% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 48% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 15.53%
  • Health 5.83%
  • Family 18.45%
  • Lifestyle 11.65%
  • Job 51.46%

16-15.  Rhode Island

(tie) with District of Columbia – 55.5% Inbound moves

Roughly 60% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 53% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 21.74%
  • Health 6.52%
  • Family 30.43%
  • Lifestyle 8.70%
  • Job 36.96%

14. Maine

55.7% Inbound moves

Roughly 75% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 44% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 26.74%
  • Health 10.47%
  • Family 31.40%
  • Lifestyle 23.26%
  • Job 15.12%

13. Delaware

57.8% Inbound moves

Roughly 77% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 35% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 41.43%
  • Health 4.29%
  • Family 25.71%
  • Lifestyle 12.86%
  • Job 24.29%

12-11. West Virginia

(tie) – 58% Inbound moves

Roughly 35% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Only 15% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 15.00%
  • Health 15.00%
  • Family 15.00%
  • Lifestyle 5.00%
  • Job 45.00%

12-11. Wyoming

(tie) – 58% Inbound moves

Roughly 82% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 30% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 35.29%
  • Health 17.65%
  • Family 11.76%
  • Lifestyle 29.41%
  • Job 17.65%

10. Arkansas 

58.5%  Inbound moves

Roughly 51% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 36% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 12.35%
  • Health 3.70%
  • Family 22.22%
  • Lifestyle 13.58%
  • Job 51.85%

9. Florida 

59.6% Inbound moves

Roughly 69% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 41% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 39.29%
  • Health 4.43%
  • Family 17.47%
  • Lifestyle 20.77%
  • Job 22.95%

8. Alabama

59.7% Inbound moves

Roughly 50% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 35% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 21.17%
  • Health 7.30%
  • Family 29.93%
  • Lifestyle 8.76%
  • Job 46.72%

7. Tennessee

60% Inbound moves

Roughly 59% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 34% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 25.84%
  • Health 5.47%
  • Family 29.18%
  • Lifestyle 16.72%
  • Job 31.91%

6. North Carolina

60.2% Inbound moves

Roughly 61% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 45% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 23.93%
  • Health 3.44%
  • Family 27.87%
  • Lifestyle 15.90%
  • Job 37.38%

5. Arizona

61.6% Inbound moves

Roughly 70% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 38% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 37.43%
  • Health 8.32%
  • Family 21.17%
  • Lifestyle 19.09%
  • Job 24.01%

4. South Dakota

62.3% Inbound moves

Roughly 50% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 35% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 17.86%
  • Health 7.14%
  • Family 21.43%
  • Lifestyle 17.86%
  • Job 50.00%

3. Oregon

62.5% Inbound moves

Roughly 55% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 37% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 16.40%
  • Health 9.20%
  • Family 30.00%
  • Lifestyle 16.00%
  • Job 39.60%

2. South Carolina

64% Inbound moves

Roughly 69% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 48% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 38.51%
  • Health 1.49%
  • Family 18.81%
  • Lifestyle 17.61%
  • Job 26.57%

1. Idaho

70.1% Inbound moves

Roughly 73% of inbound movers were over the age of 55. Over 32% of inbound movers had a household income over $150,000. Here are the reasons for moving.

  • Retirement 32.90%
  • Health 3.87%
  • Family 31.61%
  • Lifestyle 26.45%
  • Job 21.29%

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Source – United Van Lines Study