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Study: Nebraska among nation's leaders in outbound moves

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Posted at 10:37 AM, Jan 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-03 11:37:39-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - The "good life" in Nebraska apparently isn't good enough for some people.

A new study from Atlas Van Lines examined moving patterns in 2020. It found that Nebraska had the sixth highest percentage of outbound moves in the country.

Neighboring Iowa placed 10th on the states with the most outbound moves.

Idaho had the most inbound moves for the fourth time since 2016, the study found.

New York led the country in outbound moves in 2020, a designation it has held for two years in a row now.

The top 10 states with the most inbound and outbound moves can be found below.

Top 10 Inbound
Idaho (66.4%)
North Carolina (64.6%)
Maine (62.4%)
New Hampshire (61.6%)
Alabama (60.8%)
District of Columbia (60.2%)
New Mexico (60.0%)
Nevada (59.8%)
Alaska (58.6%)
Kentucky (57.7%)

Top 10 Outbound
New York (66.4%)
Illinois (62.5%)
New Jersey (60.6%)
Louisiana (60.1%)
West Virginia (59.8%)
Nebraska (58.3%)
Minnesota (57.9%)
Indiana (57.8%)
California (57.1%)
Iowa (56.1%)

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