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Residents fleeing New York and Connecticut, moving study finds


New York and Connecticut placed third and fourth among states with the highest level of outbound population migration, according to United Van Lines’ 41st Annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers’ state-to-state migration patterns over the past year.

united van lines outbound population migrationThe study found that 61 percent of all moves in New York were out of state.

More retirees left New York than moved into or within the state, although more people came to or moved within the Empire State in search of job opportunities rather than leave for better opportunities elsewhere.

Connecticut saw a 57 percent outbound migration versus 43 percent moving in. More people came to and remained in Connecticut searching for work (55.10 percent versus an outbound migration of 40.18).

The top 10 states that residents were leaving are Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Kansas, Massachusetts, Ohio, Kentucky, Utah and Wisconsin.

The top inbound states in ascending order were Vermont, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, South Dakota, Washington, South Carolina, North Carolina, Colorado and Alabama.

Several states gained approximately the same number of residents as those that left, including New Hampshire.

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Phil Hall's writing for Westfair Communications has earned multiple awards from the Connecticut Press Club and the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. He is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News and the author of 10 books (including the 2020 release "Moby Dick: The Radio Play" and the upcoming "Jesus Christ Movie Star," both published by BearManor Media). He is also the host of the SoundCloud podcast "The Online Movie Show," co-host of the WAPJ-FM talk show "Nutmeg Chatter" and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill's Congress Blog, Profit Confidential, The MReport and StockNews.com. Outside of journalism, he is also a horror movie actor - usually playing the creepy villain who gets badly killed at the end of each film.


  1. How about no state taxes, low cost of living and a slower life style. Try Tennessee. Work from home? Got a great house for sale. Your paradise.


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