Oklahoma Ranks High On List Of Top Moving Destinations In 2014


Friday, January 2nd 2015, 11:16 am
By: News On 6


A new study lists Oklahoma as one of the "Top Moving Destinations" in 2014. 

According to the 2014 Annual National Movers Study released Friday by United Van Lines, Oklahoma ranked #9. 

The study found that Oregon was the top moving destination last year, with 66 percent of moves to and from the state being inbound. Number 2 was South Carolina followed closely in third by its northern neighbor, North Carolina.

New additions to the 2014 top inbound list include Vermont (59 percent), Oklahoma (57 percent) and Idaho (56 percent).

The top-10 inbound states of 2014 were:

  1. Oregon
  2. South Carolina
  3. North Carolina
  4. Vermont
  5. Florida
  6. Nevada
  7. Texas
  8. District of Columbia
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Idaho

On the reverse, Kansas ranked #7 in outbound states of 2014. The number one state on the outbound list was New Jersey, followed by New York and Illinois.

In a separate survey of its customers, United Van Lines found the northeast U.S. had the highest number of people leaving for retirement with more than one in four respondents indicating retirement as the reason for relocation.

United has tracked migration patterns annually on a state-by-state basis since 1977.