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Illinois Again Tops List of States With Highest Move-Out Rates

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Getty/Justin Sullivan

Getty/Justin Sullivan

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – More people moved out of Illinois in 2011 than any other state in the nation, according to newly release survey by St. Louis-based United Van Lines.

The moving company crunched the numbers and found nearly 61 percent of moves facilitated by its company in Illinois were to help residents leave the state, while only 39 percent of moves were inbound. That’s the greatest percentage of outbound migration than any other state in America.

In 2010, 57.3 percent of Illinoisans headed out of the state.

Missouri was a bit more balanced in its moves, nearly 54 percent of moves were out of state, while 46 percent were for new residents moving into Missouri.

That’s an improvement over 2010, when Missouri had 60 percent of its moves outbound.

United Van Lines has conducted its migration study for the past 34 years.

United Van Lines Migration Study 2010
United Van Lines Migration Study 2011

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