The lede: A new US national migration study for 2020 was released this week by United Van Lines and this post uses the report’s state-to-state migration patterns based on household moves last year to answer the question: What differences are there between America’s top ten inbound and top ten outbound states in 2020 when they are compared on a variety of measures of business climate, individual and corporate tax burdens, state fiscal health, electricity and housing costs, economic performance, and labor market dynamism? This analysis is a variation of my annual analyses using state-to-state migration flow data from the US Census Bureau, see my November CD post based on 2019 Census data here.
Since 1977 United Van Lines “has annually tracked migration patterns on a state-by-state basis. The 2020 study is based on household moves handled by United within the 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C. and ranks states based on the inbound and outbound percentages of total moves in each state.” The top ten inbound and top ten outbound states in 2020 are displayed in the table above.
Hat tip Mark Perry/@Mark_J_Perry