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Oklahoma: State of Growth

According to United Van Lines’ 38th Annual National Movers Study, Oklahoma is one of the nation’s fastest growing states. The study tracks customers’ migration patterns state-to-state during the course of the past year.

“With economic stability growing nationally, the current migration patterns reflect longer-term trends of movement to the southern and western states, especially to those where housing costs are relatively lower, climates are more temperate and job growth has been at or above the national average, among other factors,” said Michael Stoll, economist, professor and chair of the Department of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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The top inbound states of 2014 were:

  1. Oregon
  2. South Carolina
  3. North Carolina
  4. Vermont
  5. Florida
  6. Nevada
  7. Texas
  8. District of Columbia
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Idaho

 

The states with the most residents fleeing during 2014 were:

  1. New Jersey
  2. New York
  3. Illinois
  4. North Dakota
  5. West Virginia
  6. Ohio
  7. Kansas
  8. New Mexico
  9. Pennsylvania
  10. Connecticut

 

See more about the study here.

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