Bridgegate Isn't New Jersey Governor's Only Problem As Bigger Percentage Of Residents Move Out Of Garden State Than Any Other

on January 09 2014 11:37 AM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives at James Gandolfini's funeral on Thursday. IBTimes/Charles Poladian

As if New Jersey Governor Chris Christie doesn't have enough problems with the Bridgegate scandal, the latest data from moving firm United Van Lines says a larger percentage of the Garden State's residents are moving out than any other state's.

Illinois and New York round out the top three states seeing people move out.

On the flip side, the states with the largest number of inbound movers are Oregon, South Carolina and North Carolina.

The report states in part: 

After four straight years as runner-up, Oregon has finally made it to the winner’s circle, and Michigan can finally breathe a sigh of relief.

Those are the key findings from United Van Lines’ 37th Annual Migration Study, which tracks the states the company’s customers move to and from during the course of the year. The study found that Oregon is the top moving destination of 2013, with 61 percent of moves to the state. And after 16 consecutive years at or near the top of the outbound list, Michigan appeared in the "balanced" category for 2013. Michigan had claimed the top outbound spot from 2006 to 2009.

The District of Columbia (57 percent inbound) fell to the No. 5 position on the inbound list after five consecutive years as the top moving destination. New additions to the 2013 top inbound list include South Dakota (57 percent), Texas (56 percent) and Colorado (55 percent).

Here's a chart, compiled by http://vizual-statistix.tumblr.com, that shows the data.

 

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