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The 10 US States Residents Are Fleeing Right Now

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American residents are on the move!

New data by United Van Lines, a large, St. Louis-based moving company that managed over 100,000 moves last year, revealed the heavy U.S. migration patterns in 2016. The study ranks the number of individuals that left a state in proportion to total moves in that state.

High living costs and demographic shifts pushed residents out of some states and into others. Droves of people ditched the Northeast last year and migrated to milder weather and cheaper living.

According to the report, U.S. citizens are packing up their bags and moving to locales like South Dakota, Vermont and Oregon. But which states are being left behind?

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Discover the top 10 outbound states in America here:

10. Pennsylvania

Total moves to and from state in 2016: 6,868

Percent of moves that were outbound: 56%

9. Utah

Total moves to and from state in 2016: 2,094

Percent of moves that were outbound: 56%

8. Ohio

Total moves to and from state in 2016: 7,049

Percent of moves that were outbound: 57%

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7. West Virginia

Total moves to and from state in 2016: 547

Percent of moves that were outbound: 57%

6. Kentucky

Total moves to and from state in 2016: 2,919



Percent of moves that were outbound: 58%

5. Kansas

Total moves to and from state in 2016: 2,329

Percent of moves that were outbound: 60%

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4. Connecticut

Total moves to and from state in 2016: 3,076

Percent of moves that were outbound: 60%

3. New York

Total moves to and from state in 2016: 8,846

Percent of moves that were outbound: 63%

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2. Illinois

Total moves to and from state in 2016: 8,782

Percent of moves that were outbound: 63%

1. New Jersey

Total moves to and from state in 2016: 5,489

Percent of moves that were outbound: 63%

Droves of citizens are fleeing Utah, Ohio and Connecticut. Kansas and Kentucky also landed spots on the list of some of the most outbound locations.

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