A report recently released by Allied Van Lines found that Texas passed all of the other states in the country when it came to net relocation gains last year. As such, 2010 represents the sixth year in a row that the Lone Star State has been at the top of the list.
According to the data collected by Allied Van Lines, Texas experienced a net total of 1,640 moves between January and November 2010. This figure is derived by calculating the number of people moving into the state and then subtracting the number of people who move out of the state with Allied Van Lines’ services.
Although these figures do represent a drop when compared to 2009, at which time Texas has 2,000 net moves, the state still had a significantly larger net number of moves than its closest competitor. Second place Colorado, for example, saw a gain of only 400. Florida, South Carolina and Arizona took the third, fourth and fifth place positions.
In terms of the total number of shipments made in Texas, the Lone Star State actually took the third place position.
While California had a total of 12,301 shipments and Florida had 9,892 shipments, Texas had 9,594 shipments.
On the other end of the spectrum, several states lost more residents than they gained in 2010. The states at the bottom end of the spectrum were Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, all of which had a great deal of difficulty staying afloat during the recession.