Moving Company Study Shows 2017 State-to-State Migration

The United Van Lines 2017 National Movers Study shows many people in the U.S. are going west and leaving the Midwest. The study, now in its 41st year, tracks which states people are moving to and from and asks customers why. Communications Director Melissa Sullivan told the Region News Team 70-percent of people leaving Indiana said they either had a new job or a company transfer, while people moving into Indiana were also moving for job reasons – a little over 50-percent. Sullivan noted United Van Lines is the mover for about 400 of the Fortune 500 companies, “so a lot of our relocations are job-related.” Sullivan added that about 12-percent said they were moving out of the Hoosier state for retirement.  Indiana was listed as “balanced,” just barely as it was close to fitting into an ‘outbound’ category, Illinois was number one in the U.S. on the outbound list, and neighboring Ohio and Kentucky were “medium outbound.”   Here is a link to see the map  —  —  plus you can hear more at News Audio on Demand here at our website and via te link at Regionnewsteam-dot-com.