Chicago, IL – Allied Van Lines, one of the world's largest moving companies, issued its annual
Magnet States Report today featuring insights about the State of Migration Across the USA. The
report highlights migration trends identified in its nationwide consumer and corporate moves
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many Americans still moved for work. The top five destination
states for Allied corporate moves in 2020 were Texas, California, Illinois, Florida and North
Carolina. These five continue to be the highest volume destination states in line with trends from
The top corporate move destination city is Houston, TX for two years in a row. It’s no
surprise that Texas, with its business-friendly climate, continues to rank as the top move
destination for Allied Corporate Relocation Services customers.
For consumer moves, the top destination state was Florida followed by Texas, California,
Arizona and North Carolina. Austin, TX, remains the top destination city for consumers two
years in a row. This year, Austin, known for outstanding food, great live music venues, outdoor
lifestyle, and its general weirdness, was named America's Best Job Market by The Wall Street
Journal, the Best State Capital to Live in by WalletHub, and the Best U.S. City to be
Quarantined in by DeliveryRank.
The most popular month for Allied corporate moves was June, and the most popular day
of the week to move was Friday.
○ For consumers, the top month to move was July and the most popular day of the
week to move was Monday.
Allied, in partnership with Move for Hunger, delivered 1,149,260 lbs. of food to local food
banks across the US. That's the equivalent of 957,717 meals.
Allied, in partnership with The Salvation Army, coordinated 1,791 donation pick-ups from
its clients to be donated to local Salvation Army stores.
“This year was challenging for everyone and we are proud of our teams for helping people move
safely during this pandemic,” said Allied Van Lines General Manager and Vice President Lesli
Bertoli. “Movers are an essential business and have responded swiftly to the pandemic with
thorough planning, effective safety measures, and thoughtful policies on handling scheduling.
We’ve established a deeper trust with our customers by serving them more carefully and
thoughtfully during this time and we should continue the practices we’ve adopted into the