More people moved out of this state than any other in America

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The report also revealed that more residents moved out of New Jersey than any other state in 2018, with 66.8 percent of New Jersey moves being outbound. Other reasons for the high percentage of moves to the Mountain West in 2018 include retirement (28.1%), proximity to family (20.8%) and lifestyle change (19.4%). Last year, about 24 percent of outbound moves from IL were due to retirement, but 46 percent were for a job and another 22 percent were for family reasons, according to the United Van Lines survey. An indication of this is that the age group at the low end of people moving from Kansas in 2018 were 18 to 34 years old. Of the new residents, 34.38 percent said they moved due to their job and another 31.25 percent said they planned to retire there.

On the flip side, more people moved to Vermont than any other state, with a rate of 72.6 percent for inbound migration, the study showed. Other states in the West - including Idaho (62.4%), Nevada (61.8%), Arizona (60.2%), and Washington (58.8%) - continue to be popular destinations for inbound moves.

The top 10 "outbound states" are New Jersey, Illinois, Connecticut, New York, Kansas, Ohio, Massachusetts, Iowa, Montana and MI. The Mountain West and South regions saw high percentages of inbound moves.

IL remains one of the top USA states residents are leaving, according to three moving companies.

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'Unlike a few decades ago, retirees are leaving California, instead choosing other states in the Pacific West and Mountain West, ' Stoll said. "We're also seeing young professionals migrating to vibrant, metropolitan economies, like Washington, DC, and Seattle".

For comparison, 56.3 percent of DE moves were newcomers, while 52.1 percent of Pennsylvania moves were incoming. However, it's worth noting that was out of 234 total moves.

New Jersey residents are on the outs with their state.

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