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March 22, 2024

2023 Migration Patterns Study

  • Household Moving
Migration Patterns Study
According to the annual Atlas® Van Lines Migration Patterns Study—marking its 30th edition since 1993, when Atlas® began publishing its findings that track moving habits and preferences based on internal data—people were once again on the move in 2023 following several years of unprecedented and unpredictable changes in the economy, including the housing and job markets.

Atlas Van Lines’ statistics correlate with national data such as high inbound rates to hot housing markets in Maine and New Hampshire, as well as states that are good for business, including Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington. For inbound states, New Hampshire makes the largest jump from 2022, rising from 10th place to third on our list. Making their debut on the inbound list in 2023 are Texas and Washington, D.C.

Many of the country’s most affordable states have seen high rates of outbound moves, particularly in the Midwest, such as Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Ohio. Pennsylvania’s rate of outbound moves dramatically increased in 2023, as did Oregon’s. However, the exodus from Indiana has seemed to slow. Making their debut on the outbound list in 2023 are Louisiana and Ohio.