February 1, 2020

Unigroup Migration Study: More People Moving Out of Minnesota Than Moving In

The United Van Lines 43rd Annual National Movers Study is out. During 2019, Minnesota experienced a nearly equal amount of interstate movers arriving and leaving. 48% of Minnesota’s interstate movers were coming in whereas 52% were leaving the state.

This is nothing new as we’ve experienced a nearly net neutral amount of interstate movers nearly every year for the past few decades.

Jobs, family, and retirement were the primary reasons Minnesotans left; almost 90% of movers cited one of those three reasons for leaving. The study also found that the oldest demographics were the ones most likely to leave the state: 55-64 and 65 and older.

However, the youngest demographic, those under 34, made up 27% of all movers coming in, the largest demographic group. The incoming movers cited family and job opportunities as their primary reason for migrating to Minnesota.

If you’re one of those interstate movers coming into or leaving Minnesota, contact us at Metcalf Moving & Storage for a free moving quote


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