Online relocation-services portal Movers.com released statistics for the second quarter of 2010 revealing the relocation patterns of U.S. citizens into and out of top cities and states. The data is based on Movers.com-assisted moves made during the quarter.
Florida took the lead for inbound moves during the quarter, with California trailing close behind. The two states switched places, however, when comparing the volume of outbound moves. Texas was the only other true contender in relation to people moving in, though New York, Georgia and North Carolina also made strong showings. New York and Texas distinguished themselves in outbound moves, displaying a flurry of relocation activity going both ways in these states.
The most popular major cities for Movers.com-assisted moves were Chicago, Houston and Phoenix. These cities also have the highest showings for outward migration, in the same order. The state with the highest ratio of inbound-to-outbound relocation is Texas, with North Carolina and Florida coming in second and third. These states are seeing population growth, according to Moving.com’s relocation statistics.
The states seeing the most people leave without inbound moves to replace them are Michigan, New York and Ohio.
Moving.com statistics show Dallas as the No. 1 inbound-to-outbound metropolis in the nation, followed by Houston. Phoenix takes a close third. The other side of the spectrum shows Detroit, San Jose, and Philadelphia as seeing the most outbound Movers.com-assisted relocations.
Movers.com provides free moving quotes for customers looking to move anywhere in the world. It is also the home of a wealth of moving guides and advice. For more information regarding moving trends, visit www.movers.com/moving-trends.htm.