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Washington and Oregon remain popular destinations for moving-company relocations

Post by C.R. Roberts / The News Tribune on Jan. 4, 2013 at 12:06 pm |
January 4, 2013 12:06 pm

Once again in 2012, more clients of Atlas Van Lines came to Washington than left. Over the past 10 years, only in 2010 were fewer people inbound than outbound.

Such are the data from an Atlas press release today.

In 2012, 3,024 household relocations came to the state; 2,039 were headed elsewhere.

Three Western states – Washington, Oregon and Alaska – measured an inbound migration of greater than 55 percent compared to the total moves Atlas made. Wyoming (and British Columbia) saw an outbound migration greater then 55 percent of the total relocations.

Washington, D.C. had the greatest percentage of inbound moves in 2012, the report said, while Nebraska, New York and Ohio saw the highest percentage of out-migration.

Most states remained balanced in their migration patterns. In Canada, however, only Quebec and Alberta showed balanced results, and only New Brunswick and Newfoundland recorded an increase in inbound households.

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