Study: Indiana 'Outbound' Trend Continues

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Evansville-based Atlas Van Lines Inc. has released its annual migration study, which shows more people moving out of Indiana than moving in. The study says Indiana ranks sixth among "outbound" states, with 59.7 percent of Indiana moves being out-of-state in 2017.

Indiana has maintained its "outbound" status since 2008. The state ranked ninth among "outbound" states last year. The study shows 1,786 outbound moves for Indiana in 2017, compared with 1,204 inbound moves. Both numbers are lower than 2016.

Atlas Van Lines says the total number of interstate and cross-boarder moves decreased by more than 2,400 in 2017 compared to the previous year.

"The tracking of relocation patterns across America, Canada and internationally share valuable insights on the nation as a whole, influencing business decisions across companies and industries," said Jack Griffin, chief executive officer of Atlas World Group. "While the findings of this year’s study underscore the drop in mobility we’ve seen across the moving industry, we will hope for growth in 2018 as the U.S. economy continues to rebound.”"

Illinois was the top-ranked "outbound" state with 62.4 percent out-of-state movies. West Virginia ranked second, followed by Nebraska, South Dakota, and Hawaii. Idaho, Washington, Nevada, Tennessee and Alaska saw the highest amount of inbound moves.

You can connect to more nationwide details of the study by clicking here.

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