Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Moving out of Pennsylvania

Once again, more people moved out of Pennsylvania than moved in last year, according to the 2010 United Van Lines Migration Study.

The company has been tracking state-by-state migration patterns for the past 34 years.

Pennsylvania, with high property taxes and a poor business climate, is one of nine states designated with the "High Outbound" label. Who can blame people for wanting out of the Keystone State after eight disastrous years under Gov. Ed Rendell?

Neighboring New Jersey, home of the highest property taxes in the nation, topped the annual survey.

The District of Columbia was the top destination in the United States for the third consecutive year, the survey says. (Must be all those government workers Obama has hired.) Among states, Oregon and North Carolina were listed as "High Inbound" on the survey.

From the United Van Lines survey:
New Jersey (62.5%) claimed the top spot on the high-outbound traffic list. Also in the North East, New Hampshire (55.6%) had the seventh highest out-bound traffic.

The Great Lake region continued to have the highest out-bound traffic levels in the nation, with four of the region’s states experiencing high outbound traffic. Michigan (62%), which was the top outbound state from 2006-2009, fell to No. 2 in 2010. Illinois (57.3%), Ohio (55.6%) and Pennsylvania (55.4%) also experienced high out-bound traffic.

Missouri (60.1%) ranks No. 3 among states with high outbound traffic. 2010 is the first year since 2002 Missouri has not appeared in the balanced category. North Dakota (60.8%) and Kansas (56.6%) also experienced high-outbound traffic in 2010.
Check out the full survey at United Van Lines' website. Also check out what had to say about the survey here.

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