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Survey ranks California among top 'outbound' states

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Posted at 4:29 PM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 19:29:28-05

(KGTV) -- California was among top states for outbound migration in 2019, according to a new report by United Van Lines.

The site determined the percentage of inbound and outbound movers based on those who used United Van Line.

According to the company, the age group with the most moves out of the state were those 65 and older, followed by people between 55 and 64.

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Meanwhile, people between the ages of 18 and 44 accounted for nearly 41 percent of those who used the service to move into California.

Overall, California ranked 7th among outbound states. New Jersey, Illinois, New York, Connecticut, Kansas and Ohio all took spots ahead of the Golden State.

Of those who left in 2019, almost two out of five cited a new job or company transfer as their reason for moving.

While thousands of people are moving out of California, the company also listed so-called inbound states.

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Check out the list of top 10 destinations below:

  1. Idaho
  2. Oregon
  3. Arizona
  4. South Carolina
  5. Washington
  6. District of Columbia
  7. Florida
  8. South Dakota
  9. North Carolina
  10. New Mexico

The figures are based on household moves handled by United within 48 states and Washington D.C. and ranks states based on inbound and outbound percentages of total moves in each state.