People never sit still these days: Whether it’s due to a new job, new romance, or desire for a change of scenery, Americans have acquired a serious case of homeownership wanderlust. Moving has become the new normal. Only where? Well, two new surveys by moving companies traced our migration patterns last year to pinpoint places settlers are flocking to—and fleeing—in droves.
So which state is the most popular destination? According to data from both United Van Lines and Atlas, Oregon tops the charts. United determined that this Northwestern state experienced a 69% influx of movers, and has ranked as the top state to move to for the past three years.
According to a United press release quoting Michael Stoll, professor and chair of the Department of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles, Oregon is the nexus of a triumvirate of attractive elements: tech jobs, green space, and cheap cost of living. The latter, however, is spiraling upward quickly as this area’s popularity grows.
Other states experiencing a heavy influx of settlers include Idaho, North Carolina, Alaska, and North Dakota. Meanwhile, states that are getting ditched left and right include Hawaii, New York, Illinois, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
Wanna see where your state stacks up on the popularity scale? Check out the full results below, with the top number representing outbound moves and the bottom number inbound.