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Oklahoma ranks ninth among top moving destinations

Monday, January 5, 2015

The Journal Record

By The Journal Record Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma ranks No. 9 on the list of Top Moving Destinations of 2014, according to the 2014 Annual National Movers Study released by United Van Lines.

In 2014, more residents were moving into Oklahoma than out of Oklahoma, with 57 percent of moves being inbound.

Oregon held on to its title as Top Moving Destination and continues to pull away from the pack, while the Northeast loses residents for the third consecutive year, according to United Van Lines’ 38th-annual National Movers Study.

The study found that Oregon is the top moving destination of 2014, with 66 percent of moves to and from the state being inbound. South Carolina was second with 61 percent inbound, followed in third by North Carolina with 61 percent.

The District of Columbia, which held the top spot on the inbound list from 2008 to 2012 and ranked fourth in 2013, fell to No. 7 in 2014 with 57-percent inbound moves.

The Northeast is experiencing a moving deficit with New Jersey, 65 percent outbound; New York, 64 percent; and Connecticut, 57 percent, making the list of top outbound states for the third consecutive year.

 

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