Atlas Van Lines 2022 Migration Patterns Study

Feb 02 | 2023

According to Atlas Van Lines’ Annual Migration Patterns Study, many people relocated to areas in the USA with growing populations in 2022, following two years of unprecedented economic and societal shifts.

Florida is a consistently popular destination among US movers

The company has published the annual study since 1993 that tracks the nation’s interstate, cross-border, and international moves based on internal data.

Atlas Van Lines’ data shows that people are leaving some of the most affordable states such as Iowa, Indiana, and Illinois, indicating cost of living is being surpassed by other motivations to move, such as being closer to family. Overall, the Migration Patterns Study showed 13 US states classified as outbound, meaning more people moved out of the state rather than in, and 13 US states were classified as inbound, which indicates more people moved into the state rather than out. 

The 10 US states with the highest percentage of inbound and outbound moves in 2022 are included in order below. The fastest-growing state in 2022, Florida, was once again a preferred destination for movers. North Carolina tops this year’s inbound list, and Illinois is designated as the country’s outbound leader, following New York’s four-year stand. Oregon was also one of the top outbound states for the first time in the last decade, following three consecutive years with a balanced status ...

Photo: Florida is a consistently popular destination among US movers.

Click here to read the full story in The Mover magazine.

Click here to read the next editor's pick.