CHICAGO – 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
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
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.