Allied Van Lines: 48th Annual Magnet States Report - Texas Maintains Crown as Top Magnet State

"Retirement States" Florida, Arizona, South Carolina remain top contenders

Virginia Falls to Bottom of the List

Dec 28, 2015, 09:45 ET from Allied Van Lines

CHICAGO, Dec. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its dominance for the past 11 years, Texas once again tops the Allied Van Lines Magnet States Report.

Allied's report, which uses internal data to track U.S. migration patterns, marked Texas' net relocation gain of 2,558 families in 2015.  This net gain 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 continues to be a strong attractive state," said Lesli Bertoli, general manager and vice president of Allied Van Lines.  "Corporate moves continue to influence these results, with corporate relocations strongly favoring moves to Texas in 2015."

Florida also continued its trend of attraction as the second most magnetic state with 1,611 net inbound moves in 2015, slightly down from its 1,751 net inbound moves in 2014.

Rounding out the top five magnet states in 2015 are Arizona (no. 3), Oregon (no. 4) and South Carolina (no. 5).

Biggest Movers in 2015

California once again topped the list as the Most Mobile State, with more than 12,000 moves conducted by Allied Van Lines that featured California as its departure or destination state. But 2015 saw a sharp change in magnet status, as California dropped from 15th most inbound state in 2014 down to the 7th most outbound state. 

Other states with big changes on the list included Ohio, which regained a place on the inbound side by moving up from the 9th most outbound state in 2014 to the 15th most inbound, and Louisiana, which moved from a neutral state in 2015 to the 16th most outbound state.

Outbound States

Allied's 2015 Magnet States data shows Virginia as the state with the greatest net outbound moves, with 1,343 moves out of state.  This makes Virginia a newcomer to the top 5 outbound states, which had been the same five states (though in varying order) since 2010.   Illinois moves to the 2nd most outbound state (1,240 net outbound moves), followed by Pennsylvania (949 net outbound moves). New York (814 net outbound moves) and New Jersey (775 net outbound moves).  For the first time in a decade, Michigan has escaped the top five outbound states list, coming in as the 6th most outbound state.

Canadians on the Move

Canadian province British Columbia again retains the top spot on the list of Magnet Provinces for 2015, 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. Allied is one of the world's largest moving companies and an established global brand of SIRVA, Inc., a leader in providing relocation services to corporations, consumers and governments around the world. Allied is recognized as America's Most Recommended Moving Company for 2016 by Women's Choice Awards and 2015 International Moving Company of the Year by the Forum for Expatriate Management.  For more information about Allied Van Lines, visit allied.com. Allied Van Lines, Inc., U.S. DOT No. 076235.

About SIRVA Worldwide, Inc.

SIRVA is a leading partner for corporations to outsource their mobility needs, relocating and moving their executives and staff globally. SIRVA offers an extensive portfolio of mobility services across approximately 170 countries providing an end-to-end solution to deliver an enhanced mobility experience and program control and security for customers.

SIRVA has a portfolio of well-known and recognizable brands including AlliednorthAmericanSMARTBOX, and Allied Pickfords. For more information please visit www.sirva.com.

 

State

Outbound

Inbound

Net Change

2014 Rank

2015 Rank

Rank Change

TX

4,394

6,952

2,558

1

1

-

FL

3,903

5,514

1,611

2

2

-

AZ

1,364

2,259

895

3

3

-

OR

677

1,132

455

7

4

3

SC

1,322

1,634

312

4

5

(1)

CO

1,816

2,101

285

5

6

(1)

WA

1,864

2,141

277

6

7

(1)

UT

613

875

262

10

8

2

NC

2,272

2,528

256

9

9

-

NV

556

810

254

13

10

3

GA

1,741

1,957

216

8

11

(3)

ID

250

465

215

11

12

(1)

MT

100

263

163

12

13

(1)

KY

545

700

155

17

14

3

OH

1,597

1,722

125

42

15

27

MO

720

801

81

14

16

(2)

AR

269

320

51

19

17

2

WY

114

160

46

21

18

3

DC

264

306

42

18

19

(1)

TN

1,378

1,415

37

16

20

(4)

VT

101

131

30

24

21

3

AL

774

797

23

26

22

4

NM

404

426

22

28

23

5

NH

238

255

17

20

24

(4)

DE

362

371

9

29

25

4

MS

327

328

1

32

26

6

AK

20

19

-1

22

27

(5)

NE

305

286

-19

36

28

8

SD

167

142

-25

33

29

4

KS

548

505

-43

31

30

1

ND

239

196

-43

30

31

(1)

ME

322

253

-69

34

32

2

RI

217

146

-71

25

33

(8)

WI

953

875

-78

35

34

1

LA

745

632

-113

23

35

(12)

MA

1,185

1,072

-113

27

36

(9)

CT

1,019

870

-149

43

37

6

IN

880

728

-152

37

38

(1)

MN

1,250

1,060

-190

40

39

1

OK

727

528

-199

38

40

(2)

WV

475

249

-226

39

41

(2)

IA

811

581

-230

41

42

(1)

MD

1,250

921

-329

44

43

1

CA

6,422

6,084

-338

15

44

(29)

MI

1,969

1,219

-750

47

45

2

NJ

1,789

1,014

-775

46

46

-

NY

2,497

1,683

-814

48

47

1

PA

2,519

1,570

-949

49

48

1

IL

3,538

2,298

-1,240

50

49

1

VA

3,385

2,042

-1,343

45

50

(5)








Province

Outbound

Inbound

Net Change

2014 Rank

2015 Rank

Rank Change

BC

125

204

79

1

1

-

MB

12

19

7

7

2

5

NS

22

28

6

3

3

-

PE

1

1

0

5

4

1

NB

6

5

-1

6

5

1

SK

14

7

-7

4

6

(2)

NF

27

16

-11

2

7

(5)

AB

212

185

-27

8

8

-

PQ

119

59

-60

9

9

-

ON

447

322

-125

10

10

-

 

MEDIA CONTACT
Laura McGowan
The McGowan Group
for Allied Van Lines
(630) 863-8709
laura@mcgowansonline.com

 

 

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