This week, United Van Lines released their annual “moving habits” study, detailing which American cities gained the most new transplants, and which saw the largest exodus.
According to their data, the following cities saw the highest percentage of new residents compared to departures:
Wilmington, NC Sarasota, FL Boise, ID Huntsville, AL Ft. Myers, FL Knoxville, TN Melbourne, FL Austin, TX Nashville, TN Fort Collins, CO
Notice anything about that list? Given the headline, you probably already know where this is going. Nine of these ten cities are in “red” states.
On the other end of the spectrum, let’s take a look at the cities losing residents at the highest rate:
Nassau, NY Bergen, NJ Trenton, NJ New York, NY Newark, NJ Chicago, IL Bremerton, WA Bridgeport, CT Middlesex, NJ Lake, IL
That’s right, every single city on that list is in a solidly “blue” state. This isn’t just an anomaly limited to the top ten, either. 23 of the top