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Here are the top 5 states people are fleeing — and where they are moving to


Where does your state rank on these lists?

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If you bought a new home in Oregon, Idaho, or Vermont this year, more likely than not you came from out of the state. But if your last home was in New Jersey or Illinois, more likely than not your new home isn't.

This new study, conducted by moving company United Van Lines, is based on the percentage people moving in a particular state who used the company to help them move — either into the state, out of the state, or just moving around within the state. The study includes the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia, but not Alaska or Hawaii.

Check out the slideshows below to find out if your state was one of the five that showed the greatest amount of movement in or out of the state.

These states saw the greatest population decrease

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While more rural and Western states saw people moving in, these five states had people moving out in large numbers.

These states saw the highest percentage population growth

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For the people who live in these five states, new neighbors are more likely than not to have moved from another state.

Didn't see your state on the list?

United Van Lines has information for all 48 contiguous states here.

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