LendingTree Study Reveals the Top States Where Residents are Staying Put, Moving From and Moving To
From LendingTree, November 19, 2019 (excerpts)
People move for all sorts of reasons: a new job, marriage (or divorce) or downsizing. Many migration studies focus on outbound moves when people pick up and relocate to another state. However, that neglects a significant portion of people who decide to stay in the same state, which tells an interesting tale, too.
A solid local economy and job market or desirable quality of life are just a few drivers that might keep people in place. In a recent LendingTree study, we found that 88% of people searching for mortgages on the LendingTree platform were looking for mortgages in the same state. Here are some of the key takeaways from our study.
Texas residents love the Lone Star state. Texas had the highest percentage of residents — 93.9% — looking to move within state lines. Texas is also a top destination for people moving from out of state, claiming the No. 1 spot from seven other states.…
Hawaii has the 2nd-most residents looking to leave
Hawaiians are trading beaches for desert sand. While nearly a quarter of Hawaiian residents (22.3%) are looking to leave the Aloha state, it’s surprising that Nevada is their go-to choice. Hawaii has high housing and living costs, which might be driving some residents to pack up and leave. Nevada’s bustling hospitality industry might be a draw for Hawaiian residents who currently work in the same field….
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