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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.

1. New Jersey

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66.8 of all moves in New Jersey resulted in residents leaving the state. While the author of this post thinks New Jersey is a fantastic state, it has the highest property taxes in the entire country. It's also the most densely populated state in the entire country. Even with high taxes, this is New Jersey's first year as the number one state for people to leave. For the past ten years United Van Lines has listed it at number 10. 34.73 percent of people leaving the state told United Van lines that they did so for a job.

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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