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Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

January 3, 2008

Report finds New Yorkers continuing to move out of state

New York remained a popular state to move out of last year, according to one moving company's survey of interstate moves in 2007.

The report, issued by United Van Lines, found that of the company's 16,511 New York-related moves in 2007, nearly 60 percent involved moving New Yorkers to other states.

United Van Lines, the nation's largest mover, said New York had been a high outbound state since the company began releasing the data in 1976.

The study analyzed United Van Lines origin and destination information for all 2007 shipments. The information was used to classify the 48 contiguous states into three categories: high inbound (55 percent or more of moves into a state); high outbound (55 percent or more of moves coming out of a state); and balanced.

Only Michigan, North Dakota and New Jersey had a higher rate of outbound moves than New York over the past year, the study found.

The study follows population numbers released by the Census Bureau last week which found that nearly 200,000 New Yorkers moved to other states between 2006 and 2007. Only California lost more of its residents during that time period.

North Carolina, Nevada and Oregon attracted the most new residents in 2007, according to the United Van Lines report.

The United Van Lines report is available here.