Skip to comments.Michigan has highest outbound moving rate
Posted on 01/08/2009 9:23:37 AM PST by mombyprofession
ST. LOUIS - Michigan saw the nation's most outbound migration in 2008, with 67.1 percent of interstate moves heading out, according to a migration study released Wednesday.
It marked the third straight year that Michigan, hard hit by the economy and layoffs in the auto industry, has seen the highest percentage of outbound migration.
Americans continue to head west - and to the Mid-Atlantic states - while many are leaving the Great Lakes region behind.
St. Louis-based United Van Lines, the nation's largest mover of household goods, has been tracking moves since 1977. Company vice president Carl Walter said the study in the past has accurately reflected trends in migration. He said real estate firms, financial institutions and others use United's data for planning and analysis.
The 2008 study looked at 198,962 interstate household moves in the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia.
In fact, the District of Columbia tops the list for inbound migration, with 62.1 percent of interstate moves going in. Nevada was second (59.2 percent), followed by North Carolina (58.2 percent), Alabama (58.1 percent) and Wyoming (57.8 percent).
Most of the states with high percentages of inbound moves were in the Mid-Atlantic (South Carolina and Delaware also ranked high) or the West (South Dakota, Oregon and Colorado also ranked high).
North Dakota (58.9 percent), New Jersey (58.7 percent), Pennsylvania (58 percent) and Rhode Island (57.8 percent) also were in the top five in the percentage of outbound movers. Several other states with high rates of outbound moves were in the Great Lakes region, including Illinois, Indiana, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Most states in the South saw more inbound than outbound moves in 2008. Only two states in the Northeast - Vermont and Massachusetts - had more inbound than outbound migration.
Missouri reversed a 13-year trend of outbound moves, with 51.4 percent of 2008 moves coming into the Show-Me State. In Illinois, 57.2 percent of moves were outbound, the sixth-highest total. Kansas saw 50.4 percent of interstate moves inbound.
That is, you could sell a home and buy another or move into a rental property. Where they are able to prevent part timers from abuse, I believe that they have some minimum in state income requirements for residency. Perhaps some one else knowing a little more about this aspect could shed light. I had heard about this some months ago and did a google search.
There may be other states implementing this type of forced incarceration but, I am not aware at present if there are those who have such tax policies in place....
Yes, a slower rate but you will be there. You cannot escape! Indiana is the place to be in the upper midwest. Part time legislature and low taxes. Too bad its all corn fields and not lakes.
You are so correct. But, it will not be long before it is not safe anywhere. I was born and raised in Indianapolis and know of what you speak. I wish I could take my 2 1/2 acres and secede from the future USSA....
An example of Atlas shrugging maybe?
It’s all of the Southerners who moved up here during the 50’s & 60’s moving back home. Virtually everybody I grew up with have family down South. It’s been interesting watching the State de-populate though. Outside of the Metro Detroit area, the number of empty houses and abandoned properties is staggering. If the RE prices keep dropping, I figure in a few years I could buy a County or two at a reasonable price.
The nomadic tribes and gypsies of Dearbornistan roam the ruins of Detroit. I think it’s half-way there.
We sure don't need them in Wyoming.The oil patch is a little slow now so maybe they will move on.
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