2020 US migration patterns

Feb 04 | 2021

According to a Migration Patterns Study by Atlas Van Lines, 23 US states registered as balanced (meaning that moves in and out of the states were roughly equal), 12 as outbound, and 15 as inbound, in addition to Washington, DC.

The data also showed a decrease in moves from 2019 to 2020. The company has conducted the study since 1993 to track the nation’s interstate (between states), cross-border (US to Canada only), and international (between countries) moving patterns annually as reflected in moves handled by Atlas.

Millions of Americans relocated in 2020 because of COVID-19, moving out of college dorms that abruptly closed, moving back to home states to work remotely, moving out of housing that no longer suited their lifestyle and more. Alternatively, companies relocated employees at much lower rates for work assignments in the US and abroad. It’s clear that COVID-19 was a deciding factor in moving patterns in 2020, having a unique impact on moving trends ...

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