2020 National Movers Migration Report

Residential moving truck

The United Van Lines 44th Annual National Movers Study is out. Wisconsin closed out this hectic year with roughly the same number of inbound movers as outbound movers, a trend that’s continued over the past decade. 

Job opportunities were the primary reason for moving for both inbound and outbound movers. Nearly half of all residents cited employment as their main push or pull factor.

The chaos caused by Covid-19 had an impact on moving as well, accelerating trends observed over the previous few years: movers are primarily heading south and west and away from major metropolitan areas.

The top inbound states of 2020 were:

  • Idaho
  • South Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Arizona
  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Arkansas

The top outbound states for 2020 were:

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Illinois  
  • Connecticut
  • California
  • Kansas
  • North Dakota
  • Massachusetts
  • Ohio
  • Maryland