If you love the Coast …
United Van Lines recently issued its moving report on states that are losing population and states that are gaining — newborn babies not included — and once again South Carolina made the top inbound states list.
But there were a few surprises …
- Amazon’s not the only one leaving New York, where nearly 61% of people moving were outbound. The Empire State came in at No. 3 for people leaving.
- Also, if you think a lot of people are moving here from Ohio, you’re at least half right. The Buckeye state saw a 56.2% outbound rate, putting them in the top 10 for exiting population.
- If you look at the income tab in the map below, people aren’t moving into and out of the Palmetto State just for money. There’s a statistical balance between high-income individuals leaving and those coming here. So why are people coming here?
- The highest job growth for the top in-migration states was 3.2% in Nevada. South Carolina posted a 2018 job growth rate of 1.9% for the year. People mostly come to South Carolina for retirement.
- That explains why the age distribution of in-migrating people to South Carolina is skewed toward folks 55 and older. Those leaving are a more balanced distribution of ages.