Allied Van Lines: 47th Annual Magnet States Report -- Texas on Top for 10th Straight Year

Go West: Pacific Northwest Sees Popularity Surge with California, Washington and Oregon

Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York Trade Positions at Bottom of List

30 Dec, 2014, 10:00 ET from Allied Van Lines

CHICAGO, Dec. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas again rides to the top of the 2014 Allied Van Lines Magnet States Report – marking a full decade of the Longhorn State's dominance in the annual survey.

Texas maintained top status as Most Inbound State on Allied's report, which uses internal data to track U.S. migration patterns.  Texas' net relocation gain of 1,973 families in 2014 is calculated by the difference between inbound moves and outbound moves performed by Allied Van Lines, one of the world's largest moving companies. 

Texas has also demonstrated strong population growth (adding 1.3 million new residents since April 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau) and has increased non-government jobs by 12 percent since 2007, according to the American Enterprise Institute. 

Florida had a strong showing as the next most magnetic state with 1,751 moves, well above its 2013 net gain of 1,115 moves.

Rounding out the top five magnet states in 2014 are Arizona (no. 3), South Carolina (no. 4) and Colorado (no. 5).

Biggest Movers in 2014

California maintained its status as Most Mobile State, with more than 14,000 moves conducted by Allied Van Lines that featured California as its departure or destination state.  With a jump to the positive side of the list, California earned a spot on the inbound state list, coming in 15th, after being the 7th outbound state in 2013.  Other big movers included Washington, moving from the 19th outbound to 6th inbound.

"Other than a few big changes, most states remained relatively stable," said Lesli Bertoli, general manager and vice president of Allied Van Lines. "While we've seen an increase in the number of moves overall, trends demonstrate a heavy movement toward warm-weather, retirement-friendly states."

The states with the biggest drops in magnet status include Minnesota, moving from 22nd most outbound to 11th outbound, and both Arkansas and Delaware, which each dropped eight positions.  

"This year marked a significant increase in the number of moves for Allied, up more than 8 percent over last year," said Bertoli.   "With more than 73,000 moves in North America, this is the largest number of moves for Allied since the start of the recession in 2008."

Outbound States

This year's survey shuffles the deck of the top five outbound states again, as the same states have claimed that position since 2010.  Illinois claims the title as the top outbound state (1,372 net outbound moves), followed by Pennsylvania (1,127 net outbound moves). New York (847 net outbound moves) and Michigan (846 net outbound moves) were almost tied in 3rd and 4th position, and New Jersey took the 5th most outbound title with 744 net outbound moves. 

Canadians on the Move

Canadian province British Columbia again tops the list of Magnet Provinces, and Ontario experienced the largest net loss of moves, making it the number one outbound province. 

About Allied Van Lines

Established in 1928, Allied Van Lines, with more than 400 agent locations in North America, is an experienced leader in household goods moving and specialized transportation services. Voted as America's Most Recommended Moving Company for 2015 by Women's Choice Awards, Allied is one of the world's largest moving companies and one of the established global brands of SIRVA, Inc., a leader in providing relocation services to corporations, consumers and governments around the world. For more information about Allied Van Lines, visit http://www.allied.com. Allied Van Lines, Inc., U.S. DOT No. 076235.

About SIRVA, Inc.

SIRVA, Inc. is a leading provider of relocation solutions to a well-established and diverse customer base around the world. The Company handles all aspects of relocation, including home purchase and home sale services, household goods moving, mortgage services, and home closing and settlement services. SIRVA conducts more than 300,000 relocations per year, transferring corporate and government employees in addition to individual consumers. SIRVA's well-recognized brands include Allied, Allied International, Allied Pickfords, DJK Residential, Global, northAmerican, northAmerican International, SIRVA Mortgage, SIRVA Move Management, SIRVA Relocation and SIRVA Settlement. More information about SIRVA can be found on the Company's Web site at http://www.sirva.com.

 

State

 

Outbound

 

Inbound

Net Moves

2014 Rank

2013 Rank

Rank Change

2013-2014

TX

5,450

7,423

1,973

1

1

0

FL

4,807

6,558

1,751

2

2

0

AZ

1,821

2,553

732

3

3

0

SC

1,454

1,955

501

4

6

2

CO

2,011

2,485

474

5

5

0

WA

2,081

2,549

468

6

32

26

OR

748

1,133

385

7

4

-3

GA

2,131

2,466

335

8

7

-1

NC

2,690

2,929

239

9

9

0

UT

759

973

214

10

8

-2

ID

336

525

189

11

15

4

MT

122

301

179

12

10

-2

NV

791

958

167

13

16

3

MO

833

971

138

14

13

-1

CA

7,146

7,246

100

15

44

29

TN

1,585

1,664

79

16

12

-4

KY

734

800

66

17

14

-3

DC

295

359

64

18

19

1

AR

324

382

58

19

11

-8

NH

285

325

40

20

18

-2

WY

140

176

36

21

22

1

AK

18

40

22

22

25

3

LA

732

739

7

23

23

0

VT

172

165

(7)

24

17

-7

RI

180

165

(15)

25

26

1

AL

903

886

(17)

26

24

-2

MA

1,379

1,353

(26)

27

20

-7

NM

550

523

(27)

28

34

6

DE

418

388

(30)

29

21

-8

ND

278

241

(37)

30

36

6

KS

674

631

(43)

31

35

4

MS

387

335

(52)

32

27

-5

SD

253

180

(73)

33

31

-2

ME

378

291

(87)

34

30

-4

WI

1,163

1,063

(100)

35

28

-7

NE

426

321

(105)

36

33

-3

IN

1,085

958

(127)

37

37

0

OK

791

621

(170)

38

38

0

WV

495

315

(180)

39

40

1

MN

1,498

1,269

(229)

40

29

-11

IA

930

696

(234)

41

39

-2

OH

2,178

1,834

(344)

42

41

-1

CT

1,322

973

(349)

43

42

-1

MD

1,584

1,186

(398)

44

43

-1

VA

3,184

2,732

(452)

45

45

0

NJ

1,999

1,255

(744)

46

46

0

MI

2,499

1,653

(846)

47

47

0

NY

3,047

2,200

(847)

48

50

2

PA

3,224

2,097

(1,127)

49

48

-1

IL

4,148

2,776

(1,372)

50

49

-1








Province

Outbound

Inbound

Net Moves

2014 Rank

2013 Rank

Rank Change

2013-2014

BC

154

241

87

1

1

0

NF

24

35

11

2

3

1

NS

21

31

10

3

8

5

SK

18

22

4

4

2

-2

PE

3

4

1

5

4

-1

NB

11

11

-

6

7

1

LB



-


6

n/a

NT



-


5

n/a

MB

21

10

(11)

7

9

2

AB

220

195

(25)

8

10

2

PQ

136

97

(39)

9

11

2

ON

540

325

(215)

10

12

2

 

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141226/166144-INFO

 

SOURCE Allied Van Lines



RELATED LINKS

http://www.allied.com