South Carolina enjoys rising relocation rates

South Carolina sees rising moving rates   Courtesy of

South Carolina has continued to prove itself to be a popular destination for people moving to the state.

Two major moving companies, Allied Van Lines and United Van Lines, recently released their reports, which confirm that many of their customers are moving to South Carolina.

South Carolina is second in the National Movers Study by United Van Lines. This study looks at both inbound moves and outbound moves. Oregon was the first choice for people moving their residences, and North Carolina was third.

In the report from Allied, Texas was the state with the most inbound moves. Second was Florida, third was Arizona, and fourth was South Carolina.

Sixty-one percent of people moving within South Carolina were people coming to the state; the remaining percentage were people leaving the state.

In 2013, South Carolina had a 60 percent inbound moving rate, placing the state just beneath Oregon.

Statistics show that South Carolina had 501 more inbound moves than it had outbound moves. This moves the state up by two rankings, compared to the 2013 statistics.

Alternatively, New Jersey had the high moving rate for outbound moves. Sixty-five percent of people involved in New Jersey moves were leaving the state.

Illinois was last in the report from Allied, with 1,372 more outbound moves than it had inbound moves.

Experts maintain that the states with the most inbound moves have better job growth, better weather and cheaper housing prices.

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